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Go ahead and bow: Gal Gadot is Disney's new Evil Queen for live action Snow White
Disney's Snow White remake has found its Evil Queen in Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot.
Gal Gadot is best known as an Amazon with a heart of gold, but her newest role will have her going full bad. The current Wonder Woman is in talks to be taking the crown as the Evil Queen for Disney's upcoming live action remake of Snow White, per Deadline.
Details on the new version of the Disney animated classic are scarce, but what is currently known is that Rachel Zegler of this Christmas' West Side Story movie will be taking on the lead role. Directing duties are coming from Marc Webb, perhaps best known for the two Amazing Spider-Man films and 500 Days of Summer. Like other live action Disney remakes, the upcoming film is expected to follow the path of the original while branching off in some aspects. This one features music from Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen's Justin Paul and Benj Pasek. (Part of the reason the film has supposedly taken so long to come to fruition is getting the music right.)
Gadot was reportedly interested in following suit behind Cate Blanchett in Cinderella and Angelina Jolie's Maleficent by portraying an iconic Disney villain.
With an expected production date of 2022, Gadot will be adding Snow White to her already busy schedule, which includes next week's Red Notice for Netflix, the sci-fi romance Meet Me in Another Life, and Wonder Woman 3. She's also expected to play Cleopatra in an upcoming biopic, and will star in another Disney flick, Kenneth Branagh's Death on the Nile, due out Feb. 22, 2022.
Originally announced all the way back in 2019, the new Snow White will join the current Disney crop of fairly successful live action remakes. This year brought us Emma Stone's Cruella, which already has a sequel reportedly on the way, and 2022 will see Peter Pan & Wendy for Disney+. Other remakes for films like Pinocchio, Lilo & Stitch, and Robin Hood are in the works, and some recently released remakes like 2019's Lion King and Aladdin already have sequels in various stages of development.
No release date has been set yet for Disney's Snow White.