Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman in 'Batman Vs. Superman' (Poll)
Director Zack Snyder has found his Wonder Woman for the upcoming "Batman Vs. Superman" movie.
It was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 4, that actress Gal Gadot was cast in the role and the news was posted on the official "Man of Steel" Facebook page.
"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," Snyder said in a statement. "We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."
Gadot, 28, will appear alongside Ben Affleck, who was cast as Batman in the film earlier this year, and Henry Cavill, who played Superman / Clark Kent in "Man of Steel."
The actress wrote about the news on her official Facebook page and said, "Had to share this with the best fans in the world. I can't express how happy and excited I am to be part of this amazing project! Thank you for all your support! Love you all! Xoxo."
Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman on television from 1975 to 1979. More recently, NBC developed a pilot based on the popular comic book character with "Friday Night Lights" actress Adrianne Palicki in the lead role, but the network passed on the project.
Gadot previously appeared in films like "Date Night" and "Knight and Day." The actress also played Gisele Harrabo in "Fast & Furious," "Fast Five" and "Fast & Furious 6." She recently wrote about the death of her co-star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash on Nov. 30.
"Lost a dear friend today. So sudden and tragic. Hard to believe. Paul was a great man with a big heart and passion for life," She wrote on her official Facebook page on Nov. 30. "I'm so sad he's no longer with us. Can't believe I'm actually writing this. I'm sending my condolences to his family and his precious daughter Meadow. Rest in peace brother. We will miss you here."
In September, Affleck talked about the online backlash he received after it was announced that he would play Batman in "Batman Vs. Superman."
"So they said the announcement, I look on this thing, I looked on the first comment," Affleck told Jimmy Fallon. "It's like, 'Ben Affleck is going to be Batman.' The first comment just goes, 'Nooooooooooooooooo.'"
"Batman vs. Superman" is set to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.