When you sign on to one of these massive comic book franchises, part of the deal is that you look the part. This means that normal humans must go through a fairly intense workout regimen in order to look superhuman. Gal Gadot has been working a long time to put herself in Wonder Woman shape. Between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice her own Wonder Woman film and now Justice League, the actress seemingly has had zero downtime between movies. She just keeps working out. Needless to say, it's working.
That is a determined person. It makes sense that boxing would be a big part of Gal Gadot's workout, considering the physicality of the fight scenes that she's involved in. With the amount of time that she's likely been doing it, it's no wonder that her arms look like they could punch your head clean off. Of course, the truth is that Gal Gadot has been a certified badass her entire life; she served in the Israeli Defense Force before becoming an actress. She's probably been boxing for a long time before becoming a cinematic superhero, and we're pretty sure she knows a dozen other ways to kill you in addition to punching your head off.
The workouts to stay in shape may have an additional benefit for Gal Gadot: they may give her a place to release some stress. As it stands, it seems like Gal Gadot is going to have even more pressure on her than we thought. The Wonder Woman character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was viewed as one of the highlights of an otherwise unimpressive movie, even though her part was really quite small. With DC's newest entry, Suicide Squad, not exciting fans or critics as much as we hoped, Wonder Woman is the next movie in the DC Extended Universe. It's now on Gadot to not just lead the first major superhero film with a female character, but also to show that the DC Extended Universe can work. The trailer for Wonder Woman was one of the most talked about coming out of San Diego Comic-Con. Hopefully, it will translate to a strong movie next year.
Gal Gadot is certainly working hard on her end to make Wonder Woman the physically strong character that she needs to be. Does anybody else feel the need to maybe go hit the gym?