With the tremendous success of films like The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, as well as Hollywood's focus on turning as many popular super hero properties into films as possible, demand for a Wonder Woman movie is perhaps at an all time high. And while there's still no official movie in the works as of yet, it's possible we're now one step closer, as it's been announced that Fast and Furious star Gal Gadot has been cast to play Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, representing the first time the pop culture icon will appear in a feature film.

A sequel to director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, for months the film had been rumored to include appearances from not only Superman and Batman, but other notable Justice League members, representing Warner Bros. attempt to create a unified universe for the DC Comics characters, similar to what Marvel has accomplished with its film line.

The casting news was initially reported by Variety. Snyder described Gadot as an "amazing actress: “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.”

Previously, Gadot's most prominent role was as the character Gisele in several of the films in the immensely popular Fast and Furious franchise. An Israeli actress and model, she also starred in the Israeli television series Asfur.  It is currently unknown how large a role Wonder Woman will play in the film, but this is likely not a one time thing. For the moment, it would appear that Gadot will be playing Wonder Woman in whatever film roles come about for the Amazonian Princess in the immediate future.

Directed by Snyder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, the as yet untitled Man of Steel sequel is set to arrive in theaters in 2015.



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