Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman!

GalIt’s official: Israeli actress Gal Gadot of FAST & FURIOUS fame will be donning the red, blue and gold (presumably) as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s sequel to MAN OF STEEL. The Superman sequel – referred to by its unofficial title of BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN – becomes an even busier film now as Gadot joins Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. There’s also the possibility of Lex Luthor appearing as a villain in the background, too.

Gadot is a relative newcomer who’s really only known to fans of FAST & FURIOUS, FAST FIVE and FAST & FURIOUS 6. She beat out G.I. JOE: RETALIATION’s Elodie Yung and QUANTUM OF SOLACE’s Olga Kurylenko for the role (THOR’s Jaimie Alexander was also a contender, though her commitments to Marvel – DC’s rival – kept her out of the running).

As a fan of FAST & FURIOUS, I think that Gadot will do a fine job, though a little extra muscle mass is certainly needed (maybe she can call up her F&F co-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for some pointers). Either way you look at it, Gadot is making history as the first Wonder Woman – the most important and famous female superhero of all time – in film ever.

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN – scheduled for July 17th, 2015 – will be directed by Snyder from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. It’ll also star Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne.

Sound off with your thoughts below!

~K

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Ken loves film -- whether it's collecting them or making them. He's a massive fan of creature features and giant monster flicks and hopes to create one himself one day. He also obsessively collects ThunderCats, King Kong, Pacific Rim and The Last of Us memorabilia.