7 Things You Don't Know About the New Wonder Woman

Debate is raging across the Internet as director Zack Snyder makes another controversial casting choice with Gal Gadot. Is she the right ‘Woman’ for the role?
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7 Things You Don't Know About the New Wonder Woman

7 Things You Don't Know About Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

7 Things You Don't Know About Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

It's been speculated and rumored for months now. Will Wonder Woman make an appearance in the Man of Steel follow-up Batman Vs. Superman? Warner Bros. made it official this morning, as director Zack Snyder announced Fast & Furious star Gal Gadot as Princess Diana of Themyscira.

Here is what he had to say.

"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 Gadot an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal Gadot in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."

Much like the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, this latest addition to the impending Superman sequel is causing quite a bit of controversy this morning, with more than a few fans balking at this unique choice. Its clear that Zack Snyder is playing by his own rules here, which is pleasing some of you, but angering others. The two main concerns we're hearing most is that she's 'too skinny' to play Wonder Woman (you don't hear that too often in Hollywood) and that she is overcrowding what is supposed to be a true Man of Steel sequel, not a DC launching pad for its impending Justice League movie. Some even speculate that the actual title of the movie is not Batman Vs. Superman, but will instead be revealed as Justice League sometime early in the New Year. Will that happen? Who knows? Only Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder know at this point, and maybe even they aren't too sure...

Gal Gadot is an interesting casting choice in that she's fairly unknown. Even fans of The Fast and the Furious franchise had to be reminded of who she is. So, we're going to update you real quick. Here are 7 things you probably don't yet know about Gal and why we think they make her a pretty decent (but let's be honest, not the best) choice to play Wonder Woman in what is turning out to be DC's first big ensemble movie in the fashion of Marvel's The Avengers.

1 She Competed in the 2004 Miss Universe Pageant for Israel

Miss Universe 2004 Israel

Gal Gadot is one of Israel's top models, and at the age of 19, she won the Miss Israel title in 2004. She went onto represent the country in the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant, though she did not place in the top 15. She has much love for her home country, but hopes that she is not only seen as an export. She does not feel that she represents Israel in Hollywood, but instead, she hopes to represent herself. This all plays directly into Wonder Woman's own background as a foreigner who comes to America to make a name for herself while serving her country, but she's not out to become the token Amazonian superhero in a world dominated by white male Americans. Both learned how to speak English to further their careers in this country, and now they are being unified on the big screen together as the embodiment of one. Its clear that Gal Gadot understands the mindset of Princess Diana and her place in this particular comic book landscape.

Those are just some of the things we have learned about Gal Gadot since she was announced as Wonder Woman. Does any of this change your mind about her casting? Do you like the choice? Or do you still feel it was an odd one? Let us know your true feelings.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016.

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  • the-wolverine • 2 years ago

    Its not that she won't do an alright job but why does WW have to be in it? Marvel's already way ahead; there's no point rushing through all this origin type stuff to get to JL. Calm down Zack, get a good story going first because MOS was no Nolan-ised Superman.

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    • lorelei • 2 years ago

      All I can say is they're going to need body padding for her and a hell of a lot of eyeliner.

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      • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

        @undeadslayer4 Oh, I see. Maybe Carla Gugino would be a good choice ?

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        • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

          @themoviefanatic i know who she is but i dont think shell be right ww

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          • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

            @undeadslayer4 Gemma Arterton was in the 2010 Clash of the Titans movie.

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            • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

              @themoviefanatic carla no absolutely not gemma maybei dont know about her

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              • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                @undeadslayer4 Maybe like Carla Gugino or Gemma Arterton could play Wonder Woman.

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                • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                  @themoviefanatic like who besides olivia wide although i do want her to be ww

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                  • Carter-Mckinney • 2 years ago

                    she will be perfect if they go with the new 52 style of Wonder Woman... I thought the other actress had more of a chance however. with the pants on and the jacket. she will do well I think.

                    since this does seem to be the look Snyder is going for

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                    • Erik-Hopkins • 2 years ago

                      2 years israel's army duh its required for women to serve 2 and men to serve 4 tell me something i dont know

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                      • empath86 • 2 years ago

                        Have any of you people who keep saying "she needs to bulk up, she's too skinny, she won't be able to gain muscle". Have you seen actors before they bulk up, for instance Tom Hardy before Bronson and warrior he was a skinny mofo. I'm sure she will train and work out and be fine.

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                        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                          @undeadslayer4 Undeadslayer4, I don't know, something doesn't seem right about her potentially being cast as Wonder Woman. Plus, As silly as this may sound, they need to find a bustier actress for the role as Wonder Woman.

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                          • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                            @themoviefanatic gadot wont be that as others seems although she fits the role in a strange way but they should at least give her a chance she's only known in ff

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                            • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                              @renodc i dont think so

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                              • CoreyB • 2 years ago

                                @stefanos Looks great my man! Im excited for sure!

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                                • renodc • 2 years ago

                                  Not excited about this casting.

                                  Seems to be a consensus, and I agree, that Gadot needs to bulk up but after seeing the pictures above and doing a Google Image search I don't think that she can bulk up much. She has an extremely thin frame, long slender neck and a fairly narrow shoulder width which will greatly limit her ability to put on larger muscle mass. All the protein and weight lifting in the world can't overcome genetics.

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                                  • vampire2000 • 2 years ago

                                    Bulking up is definitely a necessity, but I'll hold judgement until I see some form of footage.

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                                    • David-garcia-67788063 • 2 years ago

                                      Hmmm...I'd never knew she was Israeli, but at least least they a fourth Mediterranean woman (even though amazons are actually based Scythians and Sarmatians who lived in the north of the black sea and Caucuses region), would be a great choice instead the typical American, British/Australian, or northern European blonde woman that'll dye her hair black. But since the studio wanted to have a Greek actress to play the part as said in the previous articles, but she'll be a good choice for the film.

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                                      • CoreyB • 2 years ago

                                        @ed-wood my thoughts exactly. Its not that she isnt pretty shes beautiful, but needs to work out and get some more protein into her for sure. She could be good I mean she was cool in the Fast movies. This just came outta left field.

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                                        • ed-wood • 2 years ago

                                          I'll give her a chance but she needs to bulk up.

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