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Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot has officially landed the part. The former 'Miss Israel' previously appeared in the TV series "Entourage", plus street-racing features "Fast Five" and "Fast & Furious 6".
"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".
- Michael Stevens
Ladies and gentlemen, we have our Wonder Woman. After months of speculation, and after rumour broke out a few weeks ago about actresses auditioning for the role, Warner Bros. has officially announced that Israeli actress Gal Gadot will be playing the Amazonian superheroine in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel (tentatively titled Batman Vs. Superman).
Gadot is perhaps best known for her role as Gisele in the Fast and Furious franchise, and her name was one of those originally rumored for the part, beating out actresses Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor) to play the iconic role. Wonder Woman hasn’t been seen in live action since Lynda Carter played her in the 1975 TV series, and fans have been clamoring (read: begging) for the character to get her turn in the limelight for years.
Zack Snyder, who will once again be in the director’s chair, had this to »
- James Garcia
Gal Gadot, a leggy model and 2004 Miss Universe contestant from Israel, also starred in three movies in the Fast & Furious franchise that featured the late Paul Walker. The model turned actress is now the choice for portraying Wonder Woman. Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed Wednesday that Gadot, 28, was cast to play Diana Prince, and her superhero alter ego Wonder Woman, in director Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel follow-up film. The as-yet-untitled movie, scheduled for release July 17, 2015, features "The Tudors" star Henry Cavill in his second stint as Superman (and Clark Kent) and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Gadot steps into Lynda Carter's Ww shoes, the blue eyed beauty played the DC Comics superheroine on »
- April Neale
So, Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the still-officially-untitled 2015 follow-up to Man of Steel, meaning that the movie that many have been referring to as "Batman vs. Superman" may be more of a Justice League project after all -- unless the movie hews close to Wonder Woman's role in current DC Comics continuity. Wonder Woman, created by psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston, first appeared in All Star Comics #8 back in 1941, and has long been considered one of DC Comics' "trinity" of A-list heroes beside Superman and Batman. As such, she's been a
- Graeme McMillan
I’m glad Gal Gadot looks good in primary colors, because she’s about to wearing a lot of them — and only them. HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Deadline reports the Israeli beauty, whose credits include Fast & Furious, has been tapped to play Princess Diana of Themyscira (aka Wonder Woman) in the upcoming sequel to 2013′s Man of Steel.
Gal’s appearance in the Man of Steel sequel marks Wonder Woman’s first major appearance on the big screen. Despite the popularity of Lynda Carter‘s 1970s TV series about the Amazonian warrior princess, she never made the leap — or, rather, the spin — to theaters.
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Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female »
- Andy Swift
The rumors about the female lead in "Batman vs. Superman" have been flying for a while now. Although initial reports posited the leading lady would be a love interest (yawn), we now know she's going to be Wonder Woman herself (yay!). As Latino Review's El Mayimbe tweeted in November, Gal Gadot will be playing the wondrous woman herself. It was previously reported that Gadot, Olga Kurylenko, and Elodie Yung were testing for the role.
Wonder Woman has dallied with both Batman and Superman in various story arcs, but she's known for being an Amazonian heroine in the style of Diana, the virginal Greek goddess who didn't have much time or patience for romance. Naturally, people of a certain age will recall Lynda Carter »
- Jenni Miller
James Hong -- who famously played Lo Pan in the 1986 classic "Big Trouble in Little China" -- is still an ass man ... as in, he recently signed one at a comic book convention in Austin. It all went down when a superhero nerdette dressed as Wonder Woman approached Hong at Comic Con in Austin this week and asked for his John Hancock on her right butt cheek. Hong obliged -- and included a strategically placed »
- TMZ Staff
CW’s Arrow has shown that DC Comics characters can work on the small screen. This season has gotten positive attention from both fans and critics and continues to build its world and introduce more characters and concepts from the comics. As well as Arrow, DC Entertainment has announced that there are Jim Gordon, John Constantine, and Hourman shows in development at Fox, NBC, and CW respectively. The first two characters are relatively popular, especially Jim Gordon, who was portrayed by Oscar-nominated actor Gary Oldman in the Dark Knight trilogy, but who outside die-hard Justice Society fans knows who Hourman is? In this articles, the Sound on Sight writers will show what DC characters and comics series should have their own series instead of Hourman and whatever his superpowers are.
Deathstroke by Lol Craven I’m not going to lie and say I’m nominating Deathstroke because I’m a long term fan, »
- Logan Dalton
Art by Warren Manser
While Zack Snyder is developing his Batman Vs. Superman film, there's a lot of speculation and rumors about what we will end up seeing in the film. We've got a few more rumors for you today regarding some additional characters we might see in the film and how Lex Luthor might be portrayed. There's also some potential scene descriptions. None of this has been confirmed, but just in case, I'm going to throw out a big Spoiler alert!
So here are some points of interest thanks to Cbm:
The Flash will be in the film, but he will not be in costume for the movie. He will only be seen as Barry Allen.Wonder Woman will also not be seen wearing her costume in this film, and she will only be known as Diana.Apparently WB wants Grant Gustin, who is playing the Flash in the upcoming CW series, »
- Joey Paur
Like most comic fans, I was floored by the Batman vs. Superman announcement at this year's Comic-Con. For years we've been teased with hints of an expanding DC cinematic universe, but it always felt like vaporware. That super cool thing that works well in theory but falls apart prior to execution. But then, our collective dreams are realized as Warner Bros. finally pulls the trigger, albeit only after The Avengers and Marvel's films make a few billion dollars. Not exactly major risk takers over at Warner Bros., but they got the deal done so I suppose a little slack cutting is in order.
Since then, the buzz feed has been on a steady flow. The Batman casting rumors went on for a few months before we learned of Ben Affleck's involvement as the caped crusader. And while I »
- Gary Collinson
A new report claims that Jaimie is now one of the last actresses being considered to play the most iconic female comic book star — Wonder Woman! And after seeing her steal the ‘Thor’ movies as Sif, we think there’s only one right choice — it has to be her!
You may have been only recently introduced to Jaimie Alexander when she showed up to the Los Angeles premiere of Thor: The Dark World on Nov. 4 in a daring, empowered, butt cheek-baring dress, but believe us — she’s more than just a red carpet sensation. So with the news that Wonder Woman — the most recognizable female comic book character ever — may be making an appearance in the upcoming epic Batman vs. Superman, we’re putting our foot down and demanding that Jaimie be cast.
Anyone who’s seen Thor and its sequel, »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
According to new reports, actress Olga Kurylenko ("Centurion"), as well as Gal Gadot and Elodie Yung have tested for a role, widely speculated to be 'Wonder Woman' in director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" sequel, "Batman Vs Superman".
The best known adaptation of the 'Wonder Woman' character was the three-season live-action series in the 1970's, starring actress Lynda Carter as the 'Amazon Princess' and her alter ego, 'Diana Prince'.
The original 'Wonder Woman' was created by William Moulton Marston, (aka 'Charles Moulton') who saw the educational potential of comic books and in 1941 was hired as a consultant for "National Periodicals/All-Winner Comics" (DC Comics).
He created his female superhero, in a field dominated by male characters, inspired by his mistress Olive Byrne, who lived with him and his wife in a 'polygamous, polyamorous' relationship.
Having 2 children with both women, »
- Michael Stevens
At the beginning of the week Thor: The Dark World co-star Jaimie Alexander was quoted saying she knew a little more about Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman vs. Superman (aka Man of Steel 2) movie and hinted at the idea Wonder Woman may play a small role in the feature. Yesterday news surrounding the potential involvement of the character got a little more serious as Variety reported Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) and Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) have all tested for a female lead role in the film. Whether or not this is actually Wonder Woman is not officially known, but... Bleeding Cool reported on a casting notice back in late September for what they described as a female lead that needed to be "somewhere between twenty five and thirty three - or at least leave the impression of a woman in that age »
- Brad Brevet
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There's speculation that the trio are auditioning to play Wonder Woman in the movie, which has been widely dubbed "Superman v Batman". Last month, it was confirmed that Ben Affleck will star as the caped crusader opposite Henry Cavill's last son of Krypton. Rumours persist that the world's most iconic female superhero could also find her way into the film.
Although the role could be for Batman/Bruce Wayne's love interest, the casting call, for a "tall, brunette, athletic and exotic" actor, Variety notes, sounds a lot like Wonder Woman. »
- Ben Child
The Batman Vs. Superman rumor mill keeps churning out new and intriguing possibilities for this ultra-secretive sequel, the latest of which indicates that Ben Affleck's Batman may have a sidekick. An unconfirmed report reveals that Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Robin, a.k.a. Nightwing, will be a part of this movie.
Agency sources reveal that the producers are looking for a "young John Hawkes type" of actor for this role, meaning they are seeking a younger actor with the same type of acting style as John Hawkes. There have been actors who have read for the role at this time, but it isn't known who any of these actors may be. This comes just one day after a report that Olga Kurylenko has tested to play Wonder Woman in the sequel.
Back in September, we reported that this version of Batman will be, "tired, weary and seasoned" after »
Lynda Carter will always be known a "Wonder Woman," but she had good reason for leaving her Hollywood life behind her. During an interview on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" the 62-year-old explains that her family always came before her commitment to acting.
Life changed for Carter when she married her husband Robert Altman in 1984. She decided to live with him in Washington D.C. instead of staying in California.
"I wanted to raise my family in a place where you were really gauged on what you accomplished on an intellectual level, not just how much money you have," she explains.
The couple has two children, both of whom are now out of college. That allows Carter to pursue her true love: singing.
"There are a lot of people who don't know I sing, and I understand that," she says.
During her 20s while she was married to her first husband, »
You won't see Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Jonah Hill, and Morgan Freeman in the trailer for The Lego Movie - but you will hear them! The stop-motion film may not be on your list of movies to get excited about yet, but this trailer is so funny. Pratt voices Emmett, a happy-go-lucky Lego who's plucked from his ordinary existence and suddenly thrust into a group of Lego superheroes attempting to defeat the evil Mr. Business (Ferrell). Lego Batman (Arnett), Wonder Woman (Smulders), and Green Lantern (Hill) all make appearances on the team. Comic-Con audiences got a sneak peek of the film this year, but this full trailer is worth the wait. Though it's definitely not as crude, this trailer really reminds me of 2004's Team America: World Police. It's deceptively cute to look at, but most of the characters are sarcastic and jaded, especially Arnett's Batman. »
- Maggie Pehanick
When was the last time an animated movie was genuinely fun for the whole family? It cannot just be fun for kids, it also needs to contain enough humour and pathos for teens and parents to enjoy it as well.
In this writer’s opinion, the last time such enormous entertainment could deliver to all ages was Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, which came out last November. Well, audiences looking for that same manic energy, dazzling animation and of course, throwbacks to one’s own childhood that Wreck-it Ralph had in spades should probably check out The Lego Movie when it hits theatres on February 7th. If the new trailer is any indication, the film will be packed to the brim with clever in-jokes and exciting action sequences.
- Jordan Adler
Warner Bros has considered featuring Wonder Woman in the upcoming Superman vs Batman movie.
President of creative development Greg Silverman has said that the studio is taking the character's movie future "very seriously".
"We have been doing a lot of thinking for years about how to best use all those characters and we love them," Silverman told Variety.
"Wonder Woman is an amazing character. I think it's a great opportunity both for box office success, but also to have an amazingly powerful female superhero.
"We are taking it all very seriously and are trying to do a plan that's respectful to those characters and maximises the stories as best they can. So everything that has been speculated are things that we've thought about."
Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara has previously said that the company "need[s] to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV".
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