'Fast & Furious'' Gal Gadot to star as Wonder Woman in Batman- Superman film

06.12.2013 20:57

Gal Gadot has been cast as Diana Prince
in Zack Snyder’s upcoming untitled
Superman/Batman film.
The film is set to begin shooting early
next year and to make its way into
theaters July 17, 2015.
“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the
most powerful female characters of all
time and a fan favorite in the DC
Universe,” Snyder said in a statement.
“Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but
she also has that magical quality that
makes her perfect for the role. We look
forward to audiences discovering Gal in
the first feature film incarnation of this
beloved character.”
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Gadot, the Israeli actress and model who
is best known for her work in the “Fast &
Furious” films, will join a star-studded
cast including Henry Cavill, who
portrayed Superman in Snyder’s “Man of
Steel” earlier this year, and Ben Affleck,
who takes over the role of Batman from
“Dark Knight” trilogy actor Christian Bale
Affleck, of course, has a history in the
superhero genre. He previously starred as
the blind Marvel hero Daredevil in
writer-director Mark Steven Johnson’s
2003 film.