Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the next Superman movie, Warner Bros. announced Wednesday.
Looks like D.C. is getting its Justice League together for the box-office battle with Marvel's "The Avengers" earlier than we thought.
The 28-year-old Israeli actress is best known for appearing in the last three "Fast & Furious" films.
"Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe," director Zack Snyder said in a statement. "Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."
Gadot joins Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman.
That still sounds weird, doesn't it?
The cast also includes Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
Getting Wonder Woman on the big screen has taken decades, since her comic book debut in 1941. The box office disappointment of female-driven superhero movies, including 1984's "Supergirl," 2004's "Catwoman," and 2005's "Elektra," hasn't helped.
According to the New York Daily News, Joss Whedon was hired to write and produce a solo Wonder Woman movie, but the film never made it out of development.
"I would have preferred that they put their power behind a solo 'Wonder Woman' first and show that they really believe in this character, so it's still a slight for me," Jill Pantozzi, associate editor at The MarySue.com, a women's geek culture news site, told the Daily News. "But at least she's going to be on film for the first time. It's overdue."
Filming on the "Man of Steel" sequel is supposed to start early next year with a scheduled release of July 17, 2015.