Fast and Furious Star Gal Gadot Is Your New Wonder Woman

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After sending DC purists into a frenzy this summer by casting Ben Affleck as Batman, Zach Synder‘s Man of Steel sequel just made another major announcement. Israeli actress Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming flick, which combines the worlds of Batman and Superman. Gadot is best known for her role as Gisele Harabo in the Fast and Furious films–most recently featured in May’s Fast & Furious 6. In addition to acting, she’s an accomplished model who was crowned Miss Israel back in 2004.

Doing his due diligence to avoid any similar Bat-lash, Synder defended his latest casting with a statement:

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.

Does the Israeli beauty have what it takes to don the iconic Wonder Woman outfit? Check out her looks from over the years and let us know how you feel about the casting choice in the comments below.

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