Ex-Miss Israel named as Wonder Woman

5 December 2013

Gal's the go-to gal

Fast & Furious 6 star Gal Gadot is to play Wonder Woman in Zach Snyder's upcoming Batman v Superman.

The former Miss Israel "has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role," said Snyder, who praised her as an "amazing actress"

The final title of the movie has not yet been announced but the plot is rumoured to centre on a conflct between Henry Cavill's Man of Steel and Ben Affleck's Dark Knight.

Internet speculation also hints that DC stalwards The Flash and Nightwing will be showing up.

"Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favourite in the DC Universe," added Snyder. "We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."

The former model and ex-Israeli soldier tweeted: "Wonder Women! So exciting!!! Can't express how happy I am :))))"

Linda Carter, 62, who played Wonder Woman on the small screen between 1975 and 1979, tweeted: "Congratulations to Gal Gadot!"

Man of Steel 2 is due to shoot next year for a July 2015 release.