Gal Gadot Lands Role of Wonder Woman in 'Batman vs. Superman'

Israeli model and actress to star alongside Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in 'Man of Steel' sequel.

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Hollywood just found its new Wonder Woman, and she is Israeli.

Gal Gadot, an Israeli model and actress known in Tinseltown for her starring role in the "Fast and Furious" film franchise, was chosen for the iconic role of Wonder Women in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel, Variety reported Wednesday.

The film's current working title is "Batman vs. Superman."

Gadot will star in the action movie alongside Ben Affleck, who is set to play Batman, and Henry Cavill, who already assumed the role of Superman in the 2013 flick. Zack Snyder will be directing the movie, which is scheduled to open in July 2015.

"Wonder Women! So exciting!!! Can't express how happy I am," Gadot tweeted on Wednesday.

"Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role," Variety quoted Snyder as saying. "We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."

In addition to her role in "Fast and Furious 6" with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, in addition to two previous "Fast and Furious" films, Gadot acted in Hollywood films "Knight And Day" and "Date Night."

Israeli model and actress Gal Gadot.Credit: AP
Israeli model and actress Gal Gadot.Credit: AP

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