Israeli actress Gal Gadot gets Wonder Woman role

( Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been cast in the role of Wonder Woman in American director Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman movie, also starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.

Gal Gadot's Facebook page. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Gadot got the Wonder Woman role via Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein of the ADD agency, which represents her in Israel and abroad.

“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,” Snyder said in a statement.

Gadot previously played a major role in “Fast and Furious 6,” whose other star, Paul Walker, was killed in a car accident last week. “So sudden and tragic... Hard to believe… Paul was a great man with a big heart and passion for life. I'm so sad he's no longer with us,” Gadot wrote on Facebook.

Posted on December 5, 2013 .