(From Daily Mail) Many fans were shocked when she was announced to be playing the most famous female super hero of all time.
And Gal Gadot certainly seems to be quite the fit for the iconic tiara.
The beautiful 30-year-old actress was shown in the entire iconic warrior princess garb of the Amazon in the first look for Wonder Woman aired on Tuesday night.
The first glimpses into her portrayal of the highly-popular DC Comics character were shown during a half-an-hour special titled Dawn Of The Justice aired on The CW.
In the short clip, Gadot looked every bit the superheroine donning the bronzed breastplate attached to a skirt along with the matching tiara.
She completed the whole look with knee-high boots, bulletproof bracelets, sword and Athena’s legendary shield.
It is made clear that the upcoming superhero flick will be based around the origin story of Wonder Woman as many aren’t as familiar with her beginnings in comparison to Batman or Superman.
The character comes from Greek mythology as she was born on this island in the Amazon called Themyscira (where she was known as Princess Diana of Themyscira according to the comics).
Gadot seemed to be very excited about telling the tale of the iconic character’s genesis as she said: ‘We’re going to see her coming of age. Her entire history, what’s her mission.’
It explained by DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns that the Amazons are supposed to protect mankind but abandoned it because they did not see the effort as worth it, thus forcing Wonder Woman to venture into life on Earth.
In once scene, Chris Pine could be seen in his role as Steve Trevor, as they ride horseback in a forest.
The 35-year-old actor discussed what an important time it is for a character like Wonder Woman to pushed into the limelight as he said: ‘Telling a story like this now is pivotal and important. The story of a very important woman.’
Writer, director, actor and comic book enthusiast Kevin Smith, who was one of the hosts of the programme, also elaborated on the character’s cultural impact.
The 45-year-old funnyman explained: ‘Wonder Woman has been around for 75 years. [She is a] feminist, cultural icon.
The film is being directed by Monster’s Patty Jenkins as she will be the first woman to direct a comic book super hero film.
The 44-year-old filmmaker also gave her thoughts on the importance of the character as she said: ‘The greatest thing about Wonder Woman is how good and kind and loving she is, yet none of that negates any of her power.’
Wonder Woman is set for release on June 23, 2017. It is currently being filmed in London.
However Gadot could be seen in the role for the first time even sooner when blockbuster Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice hits screens on March 25.