Confirmed today, Dec 4, by Warner Bros. to E! News, actress Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman to be featured in the Man of Steel sequel, tentatively called Batman vs Superman alongside Henry Cavill‘s Superman and Ben Affleck‘s Batman due to release in 2015.
Director 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.”
Gal Gadot is most known for her role in the Fast & Furious movies as Gisele Harabo, as well as winning Miss Israel in 2004 and representing Israel in the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant.