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WONDER WOMAN: Gal Gadot Resurrects Hero’s Prospects

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Gal Gadot Deal May Include Stand-alone Wonder Woman Film. Gal Gadot, set to play Wonder Woman, in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman (2016) project, has signed a three picture deal with Warner Bros. studios. The deal, worth reportedly $300, 000 per film, is to include the Zack Snyder sequel, a full fledged Justice League treatment, and her own Wonder Woman vehicle.

The deal was first mentioned by Gadot. during an interview for the Israeli program Good Evening with Gai Pines.

Gal Gadot’s response to a question of being too petite for the role:

Hmm. I represent the Wonder Women of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is amazonian, and historically accurate amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go “by the book”… it’d be problematic. It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now. A very serious training regime – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian… 1,000 and 1 things… I’ll gain body mass.

After recent news of The CW’s Amazon series’ cancellation, the latest in a long line of failed solo projects for the heroine, this should prove to be welcomed news to Wonder Woman fans.

More importantly, the news adds even more weight to the theory of Justice League’s evolution (previously discussed here). The follow up to Man of Steel is beginning to look a lot more like a run up to the Justice League, and should probably be no longer considered a Superman film. The lack of a title, alone, should have been an early tip-off.

Warner Bros. and DC comics should be given some credit, as this deal exhibits a certain commitment to Gadot, as an unproven asset. A sequel to Green Lantern was already in the works before fans rejected both the film, and  its star. If Gadot is rejected, the studio will still have to do something about the two films that would left in her contract. On the other hand, Warner Bros. can afford to swallow a two picture loss, in the event Gadot proves to be a liability, and damage to a solo Wonder Woman franchise would be confined to a single film (as with Green Lantern and Superman Returns).

The deal might not be a profile in corporate courage, where Warner Bros. and DC are concerned, but it should still count as a “game on” moment, in the course of the Marvel vs. DC Battle of the Superhero Bands.

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Sources: Variety, 4GeeksLikeYou


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