Well, I guess that answers that. Wonder Woman is in Zack Snyder’s sequel “Batman vs Superman” and she will be played by Gal Gadot, according to Variety. Gadot tested for the role and beat out competition from Olga Kurylenko and Elodie Young for what is now described as “one of the female leads” in the film.
We still don’t know many details about the film, only that Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck is stepping into Bruce Wayne/Batman’s shoes. No indication of how large the Wonder Woman role will be (she’s not in the title, after all) but Snyder did release this statement: “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.” Filming begins in February for a 2015 release, with surely more iconic characters to be cast. Nightwing, anyone?
Gadot, a former Miss Israel, appeared in the last two “Fast and Furious” franchise installments as well as “Knight and Day” and “Date Night,” so this is quite a big coup for the still mostly unknown rising star.