The Fast and the Furious’s Gal Godot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Batman vs Superman.
Okay, you can breathe now. After all the years of being tricky and problematic and spanking too many men, this is happening.
“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,” said director Zack Snyder.
Godot, who had a background in modeling as well as acting, is 28 and was Miss Israel in the 2004 Miss Universe Pageant. She did spend two years in the Israeli Army, however, as is mandatory for all Israeli citizens.
Putting Wonder Woman in BvS was a must-do for Warner Bros if they were to have any hope for launching their third iconic character. Given the amount of money that Disney makes on its girl-themed entertainment, launching a heroine for the girlie set could be a cash cow for the studio.
While not one to skinny-shame, I would have liked a fitter, more athletic WW, a type Snyder has been comfortable with in the past. However, WB seems to like these tall, skinny brunettes, so it’s all according to type.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.