How GAL GADOT Won The WONDER WOMAN Role & What Her Role Is In Move

Still from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice marks the first time Wonder Woman will appear in a live action film, and director Zack Snyder has revealed exactly what role she'll play in her big screen debut.

“She has a cameo in this movie,” Snyder told FilmInk, before clarifying, “No, actually… it’s bigger than a cameo. She comes in and does something.”

Calling Wonder Woman's role "a cameo" may have some fans worried she won't play a substantial part in the film, but Snyder was also clear that she's a big part of the eventual team up between Batman and Superman.

“Well, they’re forced together, which you get a sense of from the trailer. They’re forced to work together.”

Snyder also discussed the casting process for Wonder Woman, saying they saw "hundreds" of actresses before settling on Gal Gadot.

“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.”

Gadot’s chemistry with the film’s other heroes was also a major factor in her casting. “She really held her own with Ben in the screen test. Ben was like, ‘Whoa, that girl is something else!’ 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.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25.

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