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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Henry Cavill Has A New Costar: Meet The New 'Wonder Woman'

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Variety was first to report today that Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the Man of Steel sequel. The news was followed by director Zack Snyder's first comments on her casting:

“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.” 

And that's not all, there's also word the film is about to cast a villain and that The Flash may also appear in the Man of Steel sequel. Read the rest at Variety.

As for what Wonder Woman will be doing in Man of Steel 2, The Hollywood Reporter has a few ideas. They highlight the fact that in the current DC world, she's Superman's girlfriend:

With this comic book focus on Wonder Woman's love life -- and the related emphasis on her as someone to fight over, as opposed to fight beside -- it's no wonder that some comic book fans are nervous about the idea of Wonder Woman being added to a movie that's so far been described as "Batman vs. Superman." That movie's going to be pretty busy just with those two alpha male egos clashing. Will there be any space for Wonder Woman to show up and show off what she can do -- or will she end up being reduced to the role of love interest for one (or both) of the more familiar male heroes?

THR has much more to share. We think Gadot is a great addition to the cast and while we hope she kicks some serious butt, we wouldn't mind seeing her flirt with Superman. What are your thoughts on this latest casting news? - surely more announcements to come as filming gets closer!


  1. I suppose we shall see how she plays WW. Really haven't seen her in anything but FF & it's not a demanding part.

  2. I thought it will be great if wonder woman having an affair with superman because superman bored with his human girfriend.

    1. Bored already? They've just started! Lol.

  3. I don't know about Miss Gadot as WW. I am trying to be objective about her being cast as the iconic character. I have reservation about Mr. Affleck as Batman, but I think he will do a decent job portraying the character. He can look the part but perhaps not have the charisma. However Miss Gadot does not look like the character at all. She is pretty but not WW gorgeous. Even if she is in WW attire and "makeup", she will look more like a WW of the 40's not of 21st century. There is no way that she will be in "Amazonian shape" no matter how much she trains; she will best look like a Barbie doll type dressed as WW. Of course my views is bias based on her looks only which I apologize because I have not seen her acting ability yet. Even if she is great in acting the part, she will be like Michael Keaton's Batman, could act the part but not look the part. If the studios are hoping Miss Gadot will start the WW franchise, it will most likely will not be successful as Man of Steel or Batman. WW is a big gamble onscreen and you need all the right people in place and definitely three times the luck. But I will wait and see and good luck to Miss Gadot. I don't think she will bring the movie down or anything especially with a big cast but this could break or make her career.


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