Firstly. YAY WONDER WOMAN IN A MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now on to the report,
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the casting of Gal Godot has confirmed the long standing rumor of Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman making an appearance in Batman vs Superman , the Man of Steel sequel. She is an Isreali-born actress who’s most well known role was that of Giselle in the Fast & Furious 5 & 6 films, and her resume does not include very many other films. She beat out Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion) and Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) for the role, which was originally rumored as Bruce Wayne’s love interest in the highly secretive casting process. She will star opposite Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming film.
Director Zack Snyder had this to say about the casting
[quote]“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,”[/quote]
As for this writer’s opinion on the matter:
She is a decent actress, and i am sure she will bulk up for the film (trainers are magical when it comes to this sort of thing, look at Christian Bale’s transformation between The Machinist to Batman Beginsin less than a year). The only thing i am worried about is if she has the ferocity and presence that WW should exude. Diana is a an Amazonian Warrior in and out of the costume, and i need to believe that. We did not get to see her audition, so maybe Gal knocked it out of the park, i guess we will find out in 2015 when Batman vs Superman hits theaters.