The long rumoured role of Wonder Woman for the Man of Steel follow-up has been officially announced by Warner today, with Israeli actress Gal Gadot taking on the tole of Wonder Woman/Diane Prince in Zack “Snack” Snyder’s Batman Vs. Superman.
Gadot is perhaps best known for her role in the Fast and Furious films, appearing as the character Gisele Harabo in the last three films. In a statement, Snyder said:
“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.”
This also confirms that the film will expand the DC Cinematic Universe, not only bringing the historic first live-action meeting of Batman and Superman to the big screen, but completing the classic trinity with the Amazon princess as well. Indeed, if it weren’t for the announcement that this would be an older and more world-weary Batman, the Matt Wagner series Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity might serve as a good template for the cinema plans.
To visually aid your imaginations, here’s a few candid shots of the actress: