It’s been a long, long time that people have wondered when we would see Wonder Woman back on the screen. Many attempts have been made—some on the big screen, some on the small—with none ever working out. It seemed like this legendary and iconic superhero was destined to fail time and time again.
But now all of that changes. It’s being reported that an actress has been chosen to play Wonder Woman, though it will not be in her own movie…at least not yet. This Wonder Woman will appear in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel, currently being called Batman vs. Superman.
The actress isn’t any of the many huge names that’s been rumored or wished for over the years. Her name is Gal Gadot, and she’s a 28-year-old Israeli actress. Not only that, but she also won the Miss Israel crown in 2004, represented the country in the Miss Universe pageant, AND is ex-Israeli military.
Gadot is perhaps best recognized from her work in the Fast and Furious franchise. She played the character Gisele in 2009’s Fast & Furious, 2011’s Fast Five, and 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. She also appeared on an episode of Entourage, and appeared in other movies such as Date Night and Knight and Day.
Gadot joins the two leads of the movie, Henry Cavill, who’s reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck, who will be trying to win people over as Bruce Wayne/Batman.