Gal Gadot lands ‘Wonder Woman’ role

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Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the planned 2015 sequel to this summer’s Man of Steel.

Gadot is joining Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in the tentatively titled “Batman vs. Superman. Zack Snyder, the director to helm the film, released a statement that read: “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.”

Gadot is an Israeli actress and model who represented the country in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant. She is best known for her work in three of the films in the Fast & Furious series.

Taking her excitement to Facebook, Gadot confirmed the news saying: “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!”

“Batman Vs. Superman” is set to open July 17, 2015.

Photos by: WENN.com

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