We have already seen plenty of pictures of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as getting a look at the character in the trailer for the film, giving us a small idea of what to expect from her. While it is fair to say that Gal looks very sexy in her Wonder Woman costume, it seems that she also has the strength to go with it.
Director Zack Snyder has opened up about casting Gal Gadot in the role of Wonder Woman for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, admitting that they saw thousands of people, before getting it down to a final six, finally choosing Gal to play the character. One of the things that stood out in favour of Gadot, was the fact that she managed to impress Batman actor Ben Affleck.
During a recent interview with Filmink, Snyder explained, "We tested a bunch of actresses, as you can imagine. But the thing with Gal is that she’s strong, she’s beautiful, and she’s a kind person, which is interesting, but fierce at the same time. It’s that combination of being fierce but kind at the same time that we were looking for. She can get serious, but she’s amazingly fun to be around. And by the way, she really held her own with Ben in the screen test. Ben was like, ‘Whoa, that girl is something else!’"
He added, "That was a good sign, because Ben is very tough in the scene, and he’s big and commanding. Anytime that you’re doing a test like that and you’re looking at the other person, you’re thinking, ‘Okay, that’s good stuff.’ That was part of the process, and over time as we got to know Gal, we found out how amazing she is. I can’t even remember how many in terms of interviews, but for the final test, I think that we tested six actresses. But we interviewed and saw hundreds, so it was a pretty exhausting process."
As well as seeing Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck as Batman, the movie will also give us Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg, while it is also believed that Ezra Miller will appear as The Flash. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to hit the big screen on March 25 in both the US and the UK.