Gal Gadot has reportedly signed a deal with Warner Bros. that will have her appear in three feature films as Wonder Woman, starting with 2016’s big DC superhero sequel Man of Steel 2 starring Henry Cavill as Superman and introducing Ben Affleck as Batman.
The report originated from the Israeli entertainment show Good Evening with Gai Pines where Gadot, currently best known for her role in several Fast and Furious films until she hits the screen as Wonder Woman, was a guest. She revealed that she will play Wonder Woman in three films for Warner Bros., and will be paid approximately $300,000 per film.
Today the report was confirmed by the Hollywood trade magazines including Variety, who went on to learn that the other two films are planned to be Justice League and a Wonder Woman standalone feature. If audiences don’t react well to Gadot as Wonder Woman, they could always scale back their plans, ditch the standalone and have her appear in a lesser capacity in films featuring other members of the Justice League.
It was only less than a week ago when Warner Bros. sent out a late Friday press release announcing that Man of Steel 2 would be pushed back nearly a year from July 16, 2015 all the way to May 6, 2016, pitting it against an untitled Marvel film. Production on the as-of-yet titled Superman and Batman film is expected to begin later this year.
There have been complaints from the more vocal comic fans on the Internet that Galdot’s frame is too petite for the role of Wonder Woman, despite the actress and model having formerly served in the Israeli military. A later start date for Man of Steel 2 gives Galdot plenty of time to beef up for her big debut as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, assuming director Zack Snyder wants her physique to more closely match the character as drawn in DC Comics.
Look for more Man of Steel 2 rumors surrounding the cast, plot and outfit to slowly surface over the coming months.