'Batman vs. Superman' finds its Wonder Woman
December 4th, 2013
06:02 PM ET

'Batman vs. Superman' finds its Wonder Woman

As if having Batman and Superman together in a movie wasn't enough, Zack Snyder's upcoming action epic has thrown in another major hero.

Or should we say heroine.

Studio Warner Bros. and DC Comics confirmed on Wednesday that actress and model Gal Gadot has been cast in Snyder's Batman vs. Superman as Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman.

Gadot's portrayal of the Amazonian princess will be a first on the big screen.

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” director Snyder said in a statement. “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, 28, most recently appeared in summer blockbuster "Fast & Furious 6," and has previously starred in 2011's "Fast Five," 2010's "Date Night" and "Knight and Day."

The Israeli star will be joining Henry Cavill, who's reprising his role as the Man of Steel, and Ben Affleck, who of course has been cast as Batman, in the anticipated project. Batman vs. Superman, which DC Comics' says is still untitled, is scheduled to start principal photography in early 2014 with a release date of July 17, 2015.

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  1. heroicslugtest

    Is she going to learn how to eat food before attempting the role?

    December 5, 2013 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jason

    does she has the assets that Lynda Carter has?

    December 5, 2013 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. SixDegrees

    The world's first anorexic superhero.

    December 5, 2013 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Todd Caldwell

    Booooooooooooooooo! They are trying to trash the franchise. First Ben Affleck as Batman now this???? I'm not saying she's ugly, but Wonder Woman she ain't. Do over!

    December 5, 2013 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tevii

    Yay....Wonder Woman is now anorexic...

    December 5, 2013 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. mistressthing69

    Lynda Carter would do better to reprise the role herself!

    December 5, 2013 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
    • T

      It would be great but I think that someone new should get the iconic role, but not this stringbean.

      Why is Marvel succeeding in their movies but when it comes to DC they crash and burn ?! Only the Bale-Batman movies are a success – I rather see an Ambush Bug movie than this upcoming crap they got coming !

      December 5, 2013 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. Comic Geek


    I would have preferred a voluputous and toned wonder woman in a skimpy skirt .... just like in the comics.

    Gal is beautiful but looks like a skeleton. She has to gain weight and hit the gym if she wants to pull it off.

    December 5, 2013 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. mgpg61

    no no no no no no no no no no no no no no...no way I want to see Wonder Woman as a skinny runway model.

    Its bad enough they had cast Affleck as the Bat. He was already a super hero Dare Devil. No no no no no no no no no no no no no.

    What a waste of big money

    December 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. PDXSerric

    Let's see... we have Affleck as Bats so how can we screw this up even more? Hm..... AH! Let's take one of the first and iconic female superheroes and cast a bulimic piece of eye candy instead of a real actress! That should shut those "fans" up!

    December 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lady GooGoo

    This is gonna sound sappy, but I think they should have tapped KATY PERRY for the Wonder Woman role. I know... I know... just keep feeding that b1tch's ego some more.... but hey, the body-type fits.

    December 4, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • RL

      Agree, Katy would be good. Or how about that hot redhead from Mad Men? BTW when will women learn that men don't like really skinny girls? Especially not as Wonder Woman! We like curves. Same reason we like Ferraris.

      December 5, 2013 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  11. Calcommuter

    In an attempt to get people to forget the insanely bad idea of having Affleck as Batman, they pick a young woman who is a modern Twiggy with no curves as Wonder Woman!! The world recognizes Wonder Woman as looking like Lynda Carter! No amount of makeup, padding or workouts will get her anywhere near that! Thus driving another nail in the boxoffice of this DOA movie before it's even started production. Will they replace Cavill's Superman with David Spade next?

    December 4, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. J

    What ever happened to the idea of Gina Carano being Wonder Woman? I mean serious, she fought in MMA and 'Havoc' was a completely badass underated movie

    December 4, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • DC Comics goin down

      Gina would have been great. She used to date Cavill, so I'm not sure why they didn't think to cast her. They're still friends. Megan Fox or Jennifer Biel were rumored a while back to play WW...either one would be a better fit. She HAS to gain weight otherwise, it makes no sense. It's like casting Kevin Garnet as Hulk or something. This is lame already and they haven't even started filming.

      December 5, 2013 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
    • The Observer

      I totally agree 100% with Gina Carano ! She's the ONE to play WW, she's VERY attractive, built and can kick ass and has that ultra-brite smile almost like Lynda Carter's. After all, WW is the female equal to Superman.

      Zack Snyder has to GO ! Anyone else agree ?

      December 5, 2013 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  13. Monsieur Turner

    I want to make Gal a sandwich. Maybe turkey? I've got lots leftover. Why can't we cast a woman with a realistic body image (*without photoshop*) into a major role? I understand the rules, but I would love to see them broken, just one time.

    December 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • adibese

      Why must so many people make the joke to fatten someone up? She's healthy, athletic and attractive. There's no need to inject fat in her.

      December 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monsieur Turner

      Did they consider Rebel Wilson? She's curvy and blue eyed. They could always dye her hair or fit her with a black wig.

      December 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Badonkadonk

    The role of Wonder Woman had Jaime Alexander written all over it, hands down. Period. No other woman could have filled that role like her. This movie is going to be beyond pointless.

    December 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. holy crap

    Ohh great . . . Affleck as Batman??? He made a terrible appearance as DareDevil and now he is going to play this role? It would be better with the Aflac duck.

    December 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • No way


      December 5, 2013 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
    • T

      Dear God, that's so funny !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Greatest joke of the day !

      Thanks !

      December 5, 2013 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Seriously?

      You guys must have pretty low standards for humor - "funniest joke of the day?" "LMFAO?" Really?

      You'd better not hear the knock-knock joke my five year old has been telling people lately; you'd probably go into cardiac arrest.

      December 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. BobFX

    When I saw the headline I was hoping the choice would not be a politically correct actress. Now, in the movie, I am sure she will be smarter and stronger than Superman and Batman and the only "manly" character in the film.

    December 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Gunny

    The fact that these people think that batman could in any way be a match for superman should tell you all you need to know about their thinking.

    December 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  18. America1st

    Where are the water blue eyes and curvy figure? Pass. Mistake.

    December 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kodi

    Has Snyder ever looked up the word Amazon?

    1. a member of a race of female warriors of Greek mythology
    2. a tall strong often masculine woman

    She couldn't fill out the bikini (both top or bottom) in Fast and Furious 6

    Though Gal may be a beautiful woman she's not a Wonder Woman

    December 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Stacey Sherman

    Casting this malnourished,though pretty woman as Wonder Woman is a travesty. Gal Gado could not fill out the bikini bottoms in Fast and the Furious. How do you expect her to put on a Wonder Woman costume. There has to be a better choice out there somewhere. #disappointed

    December 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      hashtag "disappointed"? Are you kidding, you nerd? Why not #Imawhiner ?

      December 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • VladT

      Thanks for being an idiot by taking any opportunity to spew your oversimplified bias. P.S. Nowhere on Stacey's thread do I see hatred of Israel mentioned.

      Would you like Wonder woman better if she had a ticking clock strapped acoss her chest yelling "Aphrodite Akbar!"

      December 5, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  21. mcalleyboy

    Face is beautiful but "Wonder Woman has a full figure, big boobss and but, small waist, I miss the original, I think Megan Fox comes close to this.

    December 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mike Linski

    Can Zack just stop already.
    The last decent thing he's done was the Dawn of The Dead Remake and we are still waiting for that sequel.
    Your superhero movies suck and abviously no one will say anything to him.

    December 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Hannover

    I find it very important that they stay true to the comic book. How can they post of pic and not show her boobs? Everyone knows Wonder Woman has enormous knockers. It's very important to the plot.

    December 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe James

      Since she has no boobs, or butt for that matter, such a pic wouldn't matter.

      December 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |

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