Wonder Woman's Movie: What We Know So Far
Gal GadotWe may not know how Zack Snyder will use Wonder Woman in his Man of Steel sequel, but we do know who will be playing her. The director confirmed the casting of Israelian beauty Gal Gadot back in December 2013, stating, "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."
Some audiences discovered Gadot already. She played Gisele in the last three Fast & Furious movies, and had parts in Date Night and Knight & Day. But there’s no question Wonder Woman will be the biggest role Gadot has ever attempted. So, how many times will she attempt it?
Her ContractAt the time of her signing, Variety confirmed that Gadot had inked a three-picture deal with Warner Bros. that would begin with Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman. The trade said that the next two movies would be a Justice League of America movie, and a standalone Wonder Woman film… though they didn’t say in what order those movies would happen.
Recent rumors now map out a tentative schedule for the DC Comics Cinematic Universe, stating that Wonder Woman will get her standalone solo movie AFTER the Justice League movie in May 2017. The "red flag" lies in the fact that these early reports claim the Wonder Woman movie would land almost immediately after, in July 2017. Could that be possible?
Honestly, those movies aren’t going to happen if, for some bizarre reason, Snyder’s Man of Steel 2 tanks. It won’t. But at the very least, Warner has Gadot under contract for future movies if and when Batman vs. Superman takes off and leads to future films in this still developing franchise.
Because next, it will be…
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