Warner Bros. has announced this morning that Gal Gadot, best known for appearing in the Fast & Furious films, has been cast in the role of Wonder Woman/Diana Prince in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film.
Zack Snyder had this to say:
“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.”
How do you feel about the casting choice? What does this mean for the rumor that Doomsday would also appear in the film?
Batman Vs Superman (or whatever) is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Snyder. Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the film, Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot is Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will also reprise their roles in the sequel.
It is scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.