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Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman

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Model-turned-actor Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel 2, Warner Bros confirms. The 28-year old former Miss Israel is best known on screen for her role as Gisele Harabo in the Fast & Furious series.

gal-gadot-premiere-riddick-02Rumors of the character of Wonder Woman appearing in the upcoming Man of Steel 2, unofficially known as Batman vs. Superman, have been circling for a while now, and several actors have been mentioned for the role. The names most commonly mentioned along with Gadot were Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), and Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation).

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The details of Gadot’s deal are unknown, but DC has made no secret of its intention to create a Justice League film at some point, as well as to follow the path set down by Marvel and create individual films in a shared universe. It seems likely that the Man of Steel 2 introduction would be a springboard for the character of Wonder Woman, although neither DC nor the Man of Steel producers have confirmed this.

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” Man of Steel 2 director and producer Zack Snyder said. “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.”

Gadot will appear opposite Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck, who was recently cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Man of Steel 2 (or whatever name it eventually decides on), hits theaters on July 17, 2015.

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Rumor hints at a new origin for Wonder Woman and the Amazons in Man of Steel 2

Fair warning: This should be considered a rumor for now, even though the source has proven to be reliable in the past. If true, DC and Warner Bros. are planning to scrap the comic book history of Wonder Woman in favor of something that directly connects the character to Zack Snyder's vision of Superman, according to a report from the site Batman on Film.
(Beware minor Man of Steel spoilers here.)
The report suggests that Wonder Woman’s people, the Amazons, may actually be descended from early Kryptonians. In Man of Steel it was established that early Kryptonian settlers left their homeworld to explore and colonize the galaxy. It was well established that the Kryptonian scientists were into genetic manipulation, and this rumored direction for Man of Steel 2 would establish that the all-female Amazons will be a result of this genetic experimentation.
The rumor goes on to suggest that, as a result, Wonder Woman will be much less powerful than Superman due to thousands of years of the Amazons adapting to Earth’s environment.
As for Wonder Woman’s involvement in the film, it will “be about on par with Scarlett Johansson’s first appearance as Black Widow in Iron Man 2.” That suggests she will be a supporting character, but not a featured player. The intention would be to introduce her in order to spin off a solo Wonder Woman film, and to have her established for the still unconfirmed Justice League film.
Again, this is all rumor, but it makes sense. In the DC comics, Wonder Woman has had several revamps since her 1941 introduction. Originally an Amazon from a remote island populated only by women, the character was later altered to play up the Hellenistic influence, including introducing the Greek Gods as characters that frequently appeared as both friends and foes. In most early versions, the character is discovered by a US Intelligence Officer named Steve Trevor, but in later version she was rewritten as an emissary to “man’s world” from her native island of Themyscira, sent to bring peace to the world.
She was also created out of clay and imbued with both life and powers by the Greek Gods, which could be ... tough to portray. In the New 52, DC’s most recent overhaul of its entire comics line, she is the daughter of the Amazon queen Hippolyta and Zeus, which would also require the series to introduce a a potentially complicated new storyline.
Instead, making her a descendant of the Kryptonians would be much simpler, and make her introduction in Superman’s movie more of a direct tie-in. It could also hint at the origins of future DC characters, and unify the DC film universe under a common thread.
For now though, all we really know for sure is that Wonder Woman will appear in the film along with Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman, and that she will be played by Gal Gadot.
Man of Steel 2 will be released on July 17, 2015.

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‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Conan’ star to join Batman and Superman in ‘Man of Steel 2’
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Actor Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel 2 (popularly known as Batman vs. Superman), according to The Hollywood Reporter. There is no word on who Momoa is in talks to play, but that won’t stop the Internet (us included) from speculating.
The 34-year old Momoa is, of course, best known for his role in Baywatch: Hawaii. No, we are not serious, but yes he was in it. To many he is fondly remembered as Ronon Dex on Stargate Atlantis, but it was his turn as Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones that really propelled him into the spotlight. He followed that up by playing the titular role in Conan the Barbarian, an attempted reboot of the Conan brand. Following disappointing box office numbers, a proposed sequel was then put on hold. It was later scrapped when the former governor of California decided to reclaim the Conan mantle in the proposed, upcoming The Legend of Conan.
There is no word on who Momoa may play, but based on his previous physically imposing roles, he would seem an odd fit for a random reporter at the Daily Planet. The obvious speculation then is that he is a villain … or maybe even another hero.
The producers have yet to announce who the bad guys are going to be in the upcoming film. Lex Luthor seems an obvious inclusion (and has already been established in that universe thanks to plenty of LexCorp mentions in the previous film). Beyond that though, the speculation has ranged from Brainiac to Doomsday, and everyone in between. It could be someone from Superman's personal rogues gallery like Parasite, or it could be someone from the larger DC universe that Superman has come across. As Khal Drogo, Momoa did look a bit like Lobo... 
But with the recent casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, it further confirms DC’s hope to emulate the Marvel movie plan by introducing multiple heroes that will all then appear in a Justice League movie. Three of the most important roles have already been cast – Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and now Gadot as Wonder Woman – and introducing more is a definite possibility.
A source speaking to THR speculates that Momoa may be up for the role of Martian Manhunter, the shape-changing alien from Mars capable of telepathy, flight, intangibility, and several other powers. The Manhunter, also known as J’onn J’onzz, has frequently been associated with the Justice League in the comics.
Or Momoa may be a reporter at the Daily Planet. At this point it is all speculation.
Once the casting is official we may hear more, but if he is playing a villain the identity of Momoa’s character may be withheld for a while. The filmmakers have been tight lipped on who Batman, Superman, and now Wonder Woman will be punching in the face, so if Momoa is one of those bad guys, it may be a story spoiler the filmmakers hope to withold.
In the meantime though, don’t let that stop you from speculating in the comments below!

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Ben Affleck to fight Superman as the new Batman
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Ben Affleck is the new Batman. Relax. Let it sink in. The Oscar-winning Argo director and star is officially confirmed by Warner Bros. for the role of Gotham City's Dark Knight in the follow-up to Zack Snyder's summer 2013 hit, Man of Steel. Snyder returns to helm the sequel, creating what the press release describes as "an entirely new incarnation" of Batman. Production begins in 2014.
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The Superman/Batman big-screen team-up was first revealed in July during the San Diego Comic-Con. The convention also revealed that Snyder would return to direct the Man of Steel sequel, and that Henry Cavill would reprise his role as Supes. The identity of the Batman actor was left a mystery, one that's been the subject of much speculation in the weeks since. We can now put that speculation to rest.
"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman," Snyder said in a prepared statement. "He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him."
Longtime Affleck collaborator and friend Kevin Smith offered a far less official, and more poignant, statement of his own, via Twitter.

Holy shit... BEN AFFLECK IS THE NEW BATMAN!!! Do you know what this means? It means that I've seen Batman naked!!!
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 23, 2013

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