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The Director

Helming the Amazon warrior's solo movie is Patty Jenkins, who previously directed the 2003 movie Monster (seen above), as well as episodes of Arrested Development, Entourage and The Killing. Originally, Michelle MacLaren, best known for her work on Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, was hired in November 2014 to direct Wonder Woman, but in April 2015 she left the project. Her departure was attributed to creative differences, with one report saying she wanted to make the movie a Braveheart-Style epic while Warner Bros. wanted it to be more character-centric. Fortunately, the studio was able to recruit Jenkins only days later, and after dropping out of directing Thor: The Dark World for Marvel years earlier, she's finally getting the opportunity to oversee a superhero movie.

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Gal Gadot - Wonder Woman

After decades of staying off the big screen (minus that cameo in The LEGO Movie), there's finally an actress to play a cinematic Wonder Woman. Israeli beauty Gal Gadot landed the part back in December 2013, Zack Snyder stating at the time:

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, Knight & Day and Triple 9. But there's no question that Wonder Woman is the biggest role the actress has ever attempted.

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