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BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN (2015): Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman

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Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman in Man of Steel 2. The casting of Gal Gadot in Batman vs. Superman (2015) answers the question of who will play the superhero in the Zack Snyder directed film. Gal Gadot portraying Wonder Woman / Princess Diana of Themyscira / Diana Prince in the sequel film is a surprising move by the project’s producers. Man of Steel 2 will be the first time the DC Comics heroine has appeared in a motion picture.

On Wonder Woman (from the comic book):

Wonder Woman is a superheroine created by American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in December 1941 and first cover-dated on Sensation Comics #1, January 1942. The Wonder Woman title has been published by DC Comics almost continuously except for a brief hiatus in 1986. Her depiction as a heroine fighting for justice, love, peace, and sexual equality has led to Wonder Woman being widely considered a feminist icon. Wonder Woman is a warrior princess of the Amazons (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) and is known in her homeland as Princess Diana of Themyscira. When outside her homeland incognito, she is known as Diana Prince, a secret identity with credentials and identity bought from an Army nurse named Diana White who went to South America and married her fiance. She is gifted with a wide range of superhuman powers and superior combat and battle skills. She possesses an arsenal of weapons, including the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and, in some stories, an invisible airplane.

Created during World War II, the character was initially depicted fighting the Axis military forces, as well as an assortment of supervillains. Since then, Wonder Woman has gained a formidable cast of enemies bent on eliminating the Amazon, including classic villains such as Cheetah, Ares and Circe and newer ones like Genocide and The Circle, as well as many gods and monsters from Greek mythology. Wonder Woman has also regularly appeared in comic books featuring the superhero teams Justice Society (from 1941) and Justice League (from 1960).

In addition to the comics, the character has appeared in other media; most notably, the 1975–1979 Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter, as well as animated series such as the Super Friends and Justice League. Although a number of attempts have been made to adapt the character to live-action film, none have yet emerged. An animated film was released in 2009, with Keri Russell voicing the title role. Attempts to return Wonder Woman to television have faced problems, with a failed NBC Wonder Woman pilot in 2011 counting among more recent attempts. A pilot for The CW entitled Amazon was announced as being in development in September 2012, but by mid-2013 development had been paused due to the network’s dissatisfaction with the script. Wonder Woman has been featured in a variety of toys and merchandise.

On Gal Gadot’s acting career:

In 2008, Gadot played the lead in the Israeli drama Bubot (“Dolls“). She appeared in Fast & Furious alongside co-stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, having beaten six other actresses for the role. In 2010, Gadot had a small role in the action-adventure Knight and Day, which starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Earlier in the same year, she had a small role in the movie Date Night as Natanya, Holbrooke’s (Mark Wahlberg) Israeli girlfriend. April 2011 brought her back to the The Fast & the Furious franchise, reprising her character in Fast Five. In May 2013, Gadot again played Gisele Yashar, in Fast & Furious 6.

A Gal Gadot image:

Gal Gadot Upset Bikini

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We have previously published these Man of Steel 2 articles:

Man of Steel 2 (2015): Bryan Cranston Denies Lex Rumor + Fan Trailer

Man of Steel 2 (2015): Ben Affleck is Batman in Sequel Superman Film

Man of Steel 2 (2015): Superman sequel film to feature Batman + Kal-El

Batman vs. Superman (2015): Ben Affleck’s Devotion to the Batman Role

Batman vs. Superman (2015): Actresses Testing, Snyder gives Plot Hints

Batman vs. Superman (2015): Adam Driver considered for Nightwing Role

Batman vs. Superman (2015): Batman May Control an Army of Drones

Batman vs. Superman (2015): Jackie Earle Haley Turned Down for Role

I can’t say that I am happy about this decision. Since the beginning, I and many others have thought that Gina Carano would make a fantastic Wonder Woman. It would seem others had a different opinion on how that character should be represented on-screen. One thing is for sure, Gadot has a mountain of weight lifting and fight training to look forward to look like the athletic specimen Wonder Woman represents (think the 19 pounds of muscle Hilary Swank put on for Million Dollar Baby). With Gina, she is already there.

What do you think of Gadot’s casting?

Leave your thoughts on Gal Gadot’s casting in Man of Steel 2 below in the comments section. For more Man of Steel 2 photos, videos, and information, visit our Man of Steel Page, subscribe to us by Email, follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, or “like” us on Facebook. Man of Steel 2 will be released in the US through Warner. Bros Studios on July 17th, 2015.

Source: Wikipedia, Deadline

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