Meet Your New Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot


Grab your magic lassos and strap on your jauntiest breastplate, because we officially have a Wonder Woman for Batman vs. Superman. Of the three actresses reportedly up for the part, Variety says it goes to Gal Gadot, most recently of Fast & Furious.

It’s pretty exciting to know that Wonder Woman will be appearing in anything, at all, ever. For a cultural touchstone, it sure seems impossible to pull together any sort of successful project around her.

Then again, she won’t exactly be the centerpiece of this movie—it’s not like Black Widow was the star of the show in The Avengers. God knows if she’ll ever get her own vehicle. And it’s a little nervous-making that her portrayal will rest largely in the hands of Zack “You Guys Forgot About Suckerpunch, Right?” Snyder. He commented on the casting:

“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.”

Whatever that means. (She does pretty much look like a bad-ass, though.) Variety reports that the Flash will likely appear in the movie, as well, and possibly other members of the Justice League. Nobody knows whether it’ll be substantial roles or mere cameos, though.

Now let’s cross our fingers for a version that looks a little like this.

Image via Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

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