Official: Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman

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Gal Gadot in Fast and Furious 6 (2013) Movie ImageSay hello to your new Wonder Woman — “Fast and Furious” star Gal Gadot.

The Israeli model turned actress made a name for herself when she appeared in 2009′s “Fast & Furious”, then followed that up with “Fast Five” in 2011 and more recently, “Fast and Furious 6″ earlier this year. Fans of the franchise already knows what happened to her character, gun-toting badass and Han-lovin’ Gisele.

Don’t cry for Gal Gadot, though — she’s just given up one franchise for another. The actress has now landed the coveted role of Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Batman vs. Superman”, after being one of a handful of actresses rumored for the role not all that long ago.

Says Snyder about the casting:

Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. 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.

Gadot joins Ben Affleck as Batman, with Henry Cavill reprising Superman from “Man of Steel”. The plot of “Batman vs. Superman” is still unknown, but given the “versus” in the title, I’m guessing there will be some clashing before the two superheroes team up against a common foe. You know, pretty traditional comic book team-up scenario.

Wonder Woman by Alex Ross

Casting Gadot is a good move if Warner Bros. expects her to continue in the role for some time. She’s only in her late 20s now, and will be 30 when the film finally opens on July 17, 2015. That leaves plenty of time for a couple of “Wonder Woman” solo movies, not to mention, of course, the D.C. superhero team-up “Justice League” film that Warner Bros. is, no doubt, itching to get made thanks to the success of Marvel’s “The Avengers”.

But what do you think about Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, boys and girls? It’s actually curious they’ve decided to go with the “exotic” angle for Wonder Woman. I’ve seen the character in a lot of TV shows (animated and live-action), and I don’t think she was ever treated as a “foreigner”, if you know what I mean. But everyone they were testing for the role had very overt accents. Interesting way to go, I guess.

Gal Gadot in Fast Five (2011) Movie Image

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  • Malikye

    She is very pretty, BUT…i think she is too skinny to play Wonder Woman. Maybe she will bulk up? at least add a few pounds of muscle to her body.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      In agreement 100%. She has the look facially, and all but she needs to put some serious weight on. Also, she’s short, and she’s young. Batman is the old man of the DCCU lol!!

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        5’9″ is not that short for a Hollywood actress, dude. She’s probably in the 1% in terms of height.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Dang. Pics make her look shorter. Okay she’s good on height. Still needs to work out.

  • ネイサン

    I’d hit it…

  • Kal-El-1983

    I don’t see it… she’s going to really have to put on some weight to be believable as a warrior.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Most definitely!

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Cause you know it totally makes sense for an Amazon to have an american accent (rolls eyes) go Israel!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      How do you know she’ll have an American accent? And um, maybe you hadn’t noticed but ALL versions of the character that have appeared on screen have had American accents, going all the way back to Lynda Carter. JL/JLU, The Wonder Woman Animated flick, JL animated flicks. And they all worked.

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        Cause of what was said in the article, ” It’s actually curious they’ve decided to go with the “exotic” angle for Wonder Woman. I’ve seen the character in a lot of TV shows (animated and live-action), and I don’t think she was ever treated as a “foreigner”, if you know what I mean.”
        I’m saying it’s a good thing she’s not an American. Besides those other movies were cartoons, that’s forgivable cause one its a friggen cartoon, two it’s not the grounded in reality take DC are doing with their theatrical release films and three it is much more practical to hire an american voice actor for a production with a much smaller budget.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Never said she had an “American” accent. Only she didn’t have an OVERT accent in all her past incarnations. All the actresses WB and Snyder were looking at all had obvious accents. I.e. they don’t have the ability to overcome their accents. Elodie Yung, Olga Kurylenko, and Gal Gadot. All heavy accented actresses. That was a very curious casting choice in my opinion. They were really going out of their way to make WW exotic and “foreign”.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            She should have some kind of accent though. Hopefully Gadot (with that name and heritage) can pull off a decent accent.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            I don’t really mind myself. WW will be overshadowed by the Bat and Supes anyways. Gadot is certainly nice eye candy and she sort of has that reserved, icy quality from her F&F role down — if that’s what they’re going for.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            I simply meant that the actress having an accent is a good thing as opposed to sounding like and american.

  • dman500

    Why don’t they just stop calling this movie a Superman sequel and just call it Justice League.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Cause we’ll probably only get cameos from WW and Flash.

  • Debo4735

    She has no boobs!

  • ULTRA Q

    YO, NEISAN, I CAN READ JAPANESE, TOO! i just want to say that gal here should NOT
    be wearing that crappy WW suit from that awfully tv pilot from mr. kelly!

  • Lexavi80

    She’s gorgeous but she needs to put some serious weight. She’s EXTREMELY skinny, and I don’t want my Wonder Woman skinny.

    No problems about the accent. Makes perfect sense actually.

  • Hulk’s Jazz Club

    I hope the casting director knows what they are doing. I usually don’t complain about people who are cast for particular roles, but this is one occasion that I feel they might have made a mistake. I will give Gal Gadot the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully she studies Wonder Woman’s character, then puts on bulk and mass to live up to the character’s legacy. Also, as much as I love Wonder Woman and the Flash, I hope they are relegated to cameos so that we can flesh out Superman/Clark’s character more and make this a proper Man of Steel sequel.