Warner Bros. has its Wonder Woman, according to a report from Newsarama.
Gal Gadot, best-known for her roles in the “Fast and the Furious” films, has been selected to wear the tiara and bracelets of DC Comics’ Amazon heroine in the upcoming “Superman-Batman” film. (Though given the changes some of DC’s costumes have gone through in translation to film, I suppose neither the bracelets or tiara are a given.)
“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.”
According to Yahoo, Gadot, who is 5’9”, began her career as a model, and was won the title of Miss Israel at age 19.
The Batman vs. Superman film is set for a July 17, 2015 release, and has not yet been officially titled. The “Man of Steel” sequel will return Henry Cavill as Superman and star Ben Affleck as Batman.
Gadot is best known for her role in the second “Fast Trilogy,” starring as Gisele Yashar in Fast and Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6. She played a pivotal role in the action franchise as a member of the team of fast-driving vigilantes alongside Vin Diesel and the recently (and suddenly) deceased Paul Walker.