After months of speculation and weird fan Photoshop mock-ups, the DC Cinematic Universe finally has its Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot. The Israeli actress, who has made a name for herself in the Fast & the Furious series, will star as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince alongside Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in 2015’s Zack Snyder-directed Batman vs Superman. It’s unknown how large the role will be, but it’s significant in that this is the iconic character’s first feature film incarnation.
Originally, it was reported that Gadot was testing for a role believed to be Wonder Woman alongside G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘s Elodie Yung and Olga Kurylenko. Now, thanks to Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder, we know who won that Paradise Island throwdown.
In a statement presumably made from the window of his new invisible jet, Snyder said, “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.”
But, that’s not all, folks! Variety reports that Warners is looking to cast the villain in the film with Zero Dark Thirty and 300: Rise of an Empire star Callan Mulvey being eyed as the top candidate. Who could that villain be? My money is on Starro because why not.
Batman vs. Superman is set for release on July 17, 2015. What do you think of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman? Who else would you like to see in the film? Let us know in the comments below or wrap your lasso of truth around me on Twitter.