Well, the speculation is over — Batman vs. Superman will officially introduce Wonder Woman to the big-screen canon. Even better? We already know who is going to play her.
The studio has announced that relative newcomer Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious franchise) has signed on for the key role in the Man of Steel sequel, joining Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck as a founding trio for the future Justice League.
The rumor mill has been buzzing that Wonder Woman will be in the sequel, but the casting has been the big question up until this point. Considering just how high-profile of a role we’re talking about, it’s interesting that they went with a relative unknown. We’ll have to assume Gadot just blew them away in the auditions.
As for her acting chops? We haven’t gotten to see a whole lot from her, really, though her stint in the Fast & Furious franchise has shown she can kick a little ass and take a few names.
Here’s what director Zack Snyder said about the hire:
“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.”
What do you think of the casting selection?