Batman V. Superman Director Says Gal Gadot Got Wonder Woman Role Because She's Fierce And Kind

Since she was first announced as Wonder Woman, some fans have questioned the choice of Fast & [...]


Since she was first announced as Wonder Woman, some fans have questioned the choice of Fast & Furious franchise actress Gal Gadot in the role.

As part of his current press tour, though, filmmaker Zack Snyder told Film Ink that Gadot got the role in part because she shares characteristics with Wonder Woman herself.

"We tested a bunch of actresses, as you can imagine," said Snyder, later elaborating that they screen-tested at least six people for the part. "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. And by the way, 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."

He added that in the film, DC's trinity are "forced to work together."

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016.