Gal Gadot Cast as Wonder Woman in Man of Steel Sequel

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It will be titled Batman Vs. Superman, but another super hero may still the blockbuster show.

Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress best known for appearing in the Fast and Furious franchise, has been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

She will take on the iconic role opposite Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill (The Sexiest Man of 2013) as Superman.

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

Gadot, 28, spent two years in the army and competed in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant as Miss Israel.

She is the mother of a young daughter, was good friends with the late Paul Walker and responded to this news with a posting on Facebook that reads:

"I can't express how happy and exited I am to be part of this amazing project!"

Gal Gadot Picture

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