It was announced today that Fast and Furious actress Gal Gadot will take on the role of famous heroine Wonder Woman for the upcoming Batman VS Superman film, directed by Zack Snyder and written by David S. Goyer. Gal will star alongside Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill, who will be reprising his role as Superman from 2013’s Man of Steel.
In a statement, director Zack Snyder said this:
“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role.”
Here are 5 things you may not have known about the actress:
1) Born and raised in Rosh HaAyin, Israel, and joined the Israeli Army at the age of 20.
2) Was Miss Israel 2004.
3) Has a daughter named Alma, a name many believe to be derived from the Latin word almus, meaning “kind” or “nourishing”.
4) She has been a model for Castro since 2008. Castro is one of the largest Israeli clothing brands in the world and valued at over $100 million US dollars.
5) She was on the cover of the New York Post in 2007 after taking part in a Maxim photo shoot that focused on Israeli models serving in the Israel Defense Forces.
What do you think of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman?