The new Wonder Woman: Israeli supermodel, actress Gal Gadot

Director of film calls Gadot amazing actress, says she has "magical quality that makes her perfect for the role."

December 4, 2013 21:14
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Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Israeli actress Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie planned for 2015, Entertainment Weekly reported on Wednesday.

Gadot is best known in the US for her role of Gisele Harrabo in three Fast and Furious films, starring alongside Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash in California on Saturday.

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“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” director Zack 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,” he added.

Gadot took to Twitter after the casting announcement was made, expressing her joy at getting the role.

"Wonder Women! So exciting!!! Can't express how happy I am :))))"

It was reported earlier in the year that the former Miss Israel was one of the leading candidates for the job.

Gadot also works as spokesmodel for Israel clothing chain Castro. 

Lahav Harkov contributed to this report.

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