Finally, the long hunt for Wonder Woman has concluded. Fast & Furious 6 star Gal Gadot has been confirmed to portray the iconic female superhero in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, the rumored Batman vs. Superman. Director Zack Snyder recently released the following statement:
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.
When it was revealed last month that Gadot, Elodie Yung, and Olga Kurylenko were rumored to play Wonder Woman, my personal vote was for Gadot based off of her two roles in Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. Knowing that Gadot will appear in the film gives me hope beyond my personal bias. Granted, Batman vs. Superman faces a lot of problems, but it’s good to know that they at least got Wonder Woman right. Plus, any excuse to see more of Gadot on the big screen is always a good one.