DC Comics beat Marvel to the punch in announcing its first solo female-driven superhero film with Wonder Woman
. Israeli model-turned-actress Gal Gadot
landed the role of a lifetime in bringing this comic book heroine to the big screen for the first time, and she’ll be popping up alongside Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
. Will she be able to stand to-to-toe with her male cohorts? If this latest description of her abilities are any indication, she’s way more badass than these guys.
Gadot recently spoke with an Israeli publication, Ynetnews. Understandably, the translation is a bit rough, but one strappy member of the SuperHeroHype Forum did the dirty work for us. (You can read part one HERE and part two HERE.) Among her talking points was a rundown of Diana Prince’s superpowers.
She has unbelievable endurance. She is exceptionally strong. She can jump really high and practically fly. She know tons of martial arts styles. She is a strong and serious Woman.
These are all attributes that jive with a daughter of Zeus, which producer Charles Roven had seemingly confirmed would be a part of her cinematic origin story. We’ve also seen from the flashy first-look image at Comic-Con, that she’ll also have her signature sword, lasso of truth (though we’ll have to wait and see if it’ll have its magical qualities) and her bullet-protecting cuffs.
Gadot is definitely getting in the fighting spirit. According to the translation, the interviewer asked her how well the actress would do in a fight with him. (Note: I’m assuming the interviewer is male, as Itay is a Hebrew name for boys.) To which she responded, “I will kick your ass. I’m really strong.” When the interviewer responded with a mix of shock and fear, she continued, “So close your recorder and let’s check it out.”
When Gadot was first announced in the role of Wonder Woman, many fans blasted this decision on social media, citing her slim figure as reason for doubt. There’s been some progress after the actress revealed she’s bulking up in the gym and the first image of her in costume, but Gadot continues to find it all amusing. As she said, the fans thought she didn’t have good enough breasts to pull it off, but the real Amazons only had one breast each so as to not interfere with their archery. Spoken like a true Amazonian warrior princess.
In addition to Batman v Superman, Gadot will also appear as Wonder Woman in a solo film, directed by Michelle MacLaren and scheduled for release on June 23, 2017. She’ll also presumably be a part of the two-part Justice League affair; Part 1 will drop on November 17, 2017, and Part 2 on June 14, 2019.