'Fast and Furious' actress Gal Gadot cast as
Wonder Woman in 'Batman vs. Superman'
Gal Gadot, who played a supporting role in "Fast and Furious 6," has been cast as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. upcoming untitled sequel to "Man of Steel."
Director Zack Snyder stated: "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."
Gadot was named Miss Israel in 2004 and competed in the Miss Universe pageant that year at age 19. She got her acting start in Israeli TV in 2007, but her break came in 2009, when she beat out six other actresses for the role of Gisele Harrabo in Universal's "Fast & Furious."
"Batman vs. Superman" -- just a working title, mind you, but it could wind up being official — is set for July 2015. The film is considered a sequel to "Man of Steel," though not Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy, hence Ben Affleck in the Batman role.