Breaking news out of H’wood today – Warner Bros. has hired Gal Gadot to play Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman.

“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,” Director Zach Snyder said. – via Variety

One of the things that is still unclear is whether Gal Gadot will appear as Wonder Woman or as Diana Prince as mentioned a month or so ago.  Word floating around has Wonder Woman, the Flash, and possibly another Justice League member or two appearing in the film.

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Batman vs. Superman is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 17, 2015.


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  1. Spider1982
    December 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    Gal Gadot, she needs blue contact lenses for you see Wonder Woman has blue eyes. She is pretty and talented.

  2. December 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    Why do I get the feeling that this is going to horrible?

    • Marco
      December 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm — Reply

      Can’t help to feel the same way. She’s stunningly beautiful but I don’t know if she can pull this off.. Who knows if she’s going to have much screen time anyway…

  3. stellarleader
    December 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    I don’t know the actress, so I don’t have an opinion on her talent. All I know is that she needs to bulk up quite a bit if she is going to be a believable amazon.

    • GeorgeDubya
      December 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm — Reply

      Exactly what I was thinking.

    • Arbor Day
      December 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm — Reply

      She doesn’t even seem to have the body type that can bulk up enough to amazonian proportions.

      I’m really hoping this is a red herring or something. There were so many better names thrown out by the internet peoples: Lynn Collins, Gina Carano, Jamie Alexander, Alexandra Daddario…

      Now I know what the anti-Affleck crowd are feeling.

  4. December 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm — Reply

    Wow, Wonder Woman gets her very own cameo! That’s ALL we need to set her up for a Justice League movie!

  5. M. Walsh
    December 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm — Reply

    I don’t know. Gal Gadot might turn out to be a fantastic actress, but they could travel back in time & borrow a young Lynda Carter, combine her with a fusion of Gina Carano & Jaime Alexander, and inject her with the acting range of Meryl Streep, creating the ultimate genetically engineered Wonder Woman actress, and it wouldn’t mean a damn thing if the character isn’t written properly.

    Zack Snyder might talk about how Wonder Woman is this great character and he can’t wait to bring her to life on screen, but I’ve heard lip-service like that before. I’ll get my hopes up when I see it.

    • December 5, 2013 at 8:03 am — Reply

      Actually if you:

      “travel back in time & borrow a young Lynda Carter, combine her with a fusion of Gina Carano & Jaime Alexander, and inject her with the acting range of Meryl Streep, creating the ultimate genetically engineered Wonder Woman actress”

      It would mean YOU TRAVELED BACK IN TIME! Forget the movie or a great script, the world will want your damn Tardis.

  6. Ricco
    December 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    I believe it was Matthew who feared they would pick someone far too Young or without the body for the role. I believe his feared became reality.

    The appeal of the fish out of water character of Wonder Woman was that she was a grown woman set in her ways trying to understand man’s world.

    She looks skinnym and barely old enough to play Donna Troy, let alone Diana…

    • M. Walsh
      December 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm — Reply

      “The appeal of the fish out of water character of Wonder Woman was that she was a grown woman set in her ways trying to understand man’s world.”

      Personally, I can’t stand it when writers ramp that up. I really don’t want to see a Wonder Woman that acts like a naive idiot confounded by ice cream and cars.

      • Ricco
        December 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm — Reply

        Me neither at first, but Gail Simone’s “Who is Wonder Woman?” arc changed that.

        She is not so much naive as unable to understand humanity in that.

        Which is how I’ve come to think a WW story should begin.

        New to the world and unknowing of the way it works, trying to fit in while fitting the urge to stay above humanity.

        • M. Walsh
          December 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm — Reply

          I hate stories that portray Wonder Woman as not human or separate from humanity.

          This blog basically sums up my thoughts on that:

          • Ricco
            December 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm — Reply

            Well maybe it’s just because Gail Simone can do no wrong in my book but “Who is Wonder Woman” is by far the best WW arc I’ve read in a god long while.

            • M. Walsh
              December 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm — Reply

              I believe Allan Heinberg wrote “Who is Wonder Woman?”

              But I did like Gail Simone’s run. She portrayed Diana as somewhat otherworldly (for lack of a better term), but kept her very much down to Earth, which I liked.

          • Ricco
            December 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm — Reply

            You are correct, for some reason I thought it was her that wrote it.

            The Circle was also a great series, not as good to me as Who is Wonder Woman.

            But it was nice to see her back to her magical roots.

  7. December 4, 2013 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    Ms. Gadot…

    Free weights. Lots and lots of free weights. Now.

    And maybe a Bowflex.

  8. December 4, 2013 at 4:11 pm — Reply

    Honestly, I left the last two Fast & Furious films wishing she had more screen time; but that could just be because she is absurdly attractive?

    Do have concerns about about the physicality of the role.

    I’d follow her into battle for sure, but maybe not for the reasons I’m supposed to.

  9. randolph defreese
    December 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm — Reply

    i hope they put her in a gym……now!she needs to ass at least 10lbs of muscle tone.wonder woman shouldn’t have the figure of a model.

    • randolph defreese
      December 4, 2013 at 4:29 pm — Reply

      i meant add,not the other word,can you guys edit that?

      • James
        December 4, 2013 at 5:47 pm — Reply

        Hey, what kind of movie are we talking about here? =)

  10. December 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm — Reply

    Wow! We’re improving! No one here is calling for her assassination or saying: “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NOT HER! ANYONE BUT HER!” :)

  11. Mauther
    December 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm — Reply

    I’m going to go ahead and commit heresy and say that I’m glad that Zach Snyder is directing a Wonder Woman character. II think he doesn’t excellent job directing actresses in action sequences with both sucker punch and Watchmen being great examples. The Jury may still be out as far as their ability to write for female characters but I think this bodes as well as can be hope. I do agree with those who say that she needs to bulk up a lot.

  12. James
    December 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm — Reply

    I have no idea who this is so I can’t really comment on how well she can act. But I will say this: If you showed me a picture of Olivia Thirlby, my first reaction would not be “wow, she looks like she can kick some butt”. But in the movie Dredd, she totally sold me on the idea that she was physically capable of taking down much bigger guys, in a way that, say, the much taller Adrianne Palicki wouldn’t have had I seen the Wonder Woman pilot (which I totally didn’t because there’s no way for me to have legally done that).

    I guess what I’m saying is in my opinion how well she can physically act will be more important than body type in whether or not she ‘looks like’ Wonder Woman.

    On a related note, I know this will probably be an unpopular opinion but I hope they put Wonder Woman in a real battle outfit (that’s styled to evoke the classic WW outfit) rather than trying to put her in a battle bikini or something like that. They managed to make Faroa look feminine and attractive in a battle suit in Man of Steel, there’s no reason they can’t do something similar for Wonder Woman.

    • Ricco
      December 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm — Reply

      I don’t know after seeing Kimberly Kane make the “battle bikini” work on a porn parody budget, if they can’t do the same with the few extra hundred millions for this movie I’ll be sorely disappointed…

  13. Matt
    December 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm — Reply

    She is way to skinny, Wonder Woman should be like a cross trainer. But we shall see.

  14. Kirby
    December 4, 2013 at 9:53 pm — Reply

    While part of me would have preferred an older actress, I want to see what she can do with the role. I have no doubt that she will exercise and get ‘bulked up’ as it were for the role.

  15. KVH
    December 4, 2013 at 10:47 pm — Reply

    So I wasn’t familiar with Gal Gadot, having not gotten around to watching any of the later fast and the furious movies so I looked her up on wikipedia. What I found was kind of interesting and here are some excerpts:

    “Gadot was born and grew up in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. She has stated that she was brought up in a “very Jewish, Israeli family environment”. At the age of 19, she attended and won the 2004 Miss Israel competition. At the age of 20, Gadot joined the Israeli Army. Throughout her two-year service term as sports trainer in the Israel Defense Forces, she continued to work as a model. She is an avid motorcycle rider and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R”

    While not knowing exactly how the Israeli military works I would say she already has training to be a soldier, she’s a biker and can rock beauty pageants. I would say that kind of says wonder woman to me. Also her bio say she is 5’9″ which isn’t a short and with Henry Cavill’s 6’1″ throw on the stereotypical high-heeled boots and she would be eye to eye with Superman.

    I am sure I will see the movie and I am cautiously optimistic and am curious to see where they go.

  16. December 5, 2013 at 1:31 am — Reply

    I was thinking the exact same thing.
    Zach Snyder likes to make Kick Ass females.
    Just look at 300.
    Im looking forward to watching Gal punch old S-man square in the face.

  17. December 5, 2013 at 8:49 am — Reply

    I like the choice. I don’t feel like body type should be a factor. If the acting and story are both good then we will not care if she is a little skinny. When it comes to magical superstrength there is no need to be tall or bulky.

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