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The cast for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel is rounding out, and all signs point to the movie including most of the characters who comprise the Justice League. Last week, Warner Bros. confirmed rumors that Wonder Woman will be in the Batman vs. Superman film when they announced that actress/model Gal Gadot will portray the heroine in the movie.
You may remember Gadot in the Fast & Furious series for her portrayal of Gisele Yashar, the weapons expert who begins a relationship with Han in Fast Five and is killed off in the sixth installment.
Director Zack Snyder released a statement about Gadot taking on the role of Wonder Woman in which he commended the Israeli actress’s talent. He said, “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.”
Gadot will be joined by Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. During an interview with Playboy, Affleck expressed regret over the much derided Daredevil, and confirmed that his take on Batman will differ from Christian Bale’s version of the Caped Crusader. “The idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn’t compete with the Bale and Chris Nolan’s Batman but still exists within the Batman canon. It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill’s Superman character,” explained Affleck.
Batman vs. Superman will open in theaters July 17, 2015.