Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman in Batman vs Superman

After much speculation, Zack Snyder has made it official.

Not only will Wonder Woman appear in Man of Steel 2 / Batman vs Superman , but she’ll be played by Gal Gadot.

Gadot’s most famous for her role in Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6 , and before that previously held the title of Miss Israel.

Snyder’s optimistic that she’s the perfect casting and will be able to hold her own against Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman.

“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,” Snyder told Variety (opens in new tab) .

It’s still unclear as to whether Gadot will appear as the superheroic Amazon princess or her downtime alter-ego Diana Prince.

Man of Steel 2 / Batman vs Superman 2 is scheduled to arrive in cinemas July 17 2015.

For more Bats vs Supes discussion, tune into our fortnightly YouTube show ‘Cape Expectations’ – this week, with special guests from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire , Elizabeht Banks, Liam Hemsworth and many more.

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