“I’m still pinching myself,” she admitted of her role as the “iconic” superhero.
Gal Gadot is celebrating her role as Wonder Woman on the big screen.
The actress, 37, marked nine years since she was officially announced as the DC superhero, first appearing in the 2016 film Batman v. Superman. Gadot shared a photo of herself as the character she will play in two standalone Wonder Woman films in 2017 and 2020, as well as the 2017 Justice League film.
“On this day a few years ago, I made the first announcement that I would be playing Wonder Woman,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to play such an incredible, iconic character, but most of all, I’m grateful for YOU. The audience. The most amazing, warm, and loving fans on the planet.”
“I’m still pinching myself, waiting to see if I’ll wake up. I can’t wait to tell you about her next chapter, “Gadot also contributed.
Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series, expressed her support for Gadot on Twitter Tuesday when her name began trending after Gadot’s post.
Carter appeared as Asteria in Wonder Woman 1984, released in 2020.
When Gadot’s casting was announced in 2013, director Zack Snyder said, “Wonder Woman is a fan favourite in the DC Universe and arguably one of the most influential female characters of all time. Gal is not only a fantastic actress, but she also possesses a magical quality that makes her ideal for the role. We are excited for audiences to meet Gal in this beloved character’s first feature film incarnation.”
Warner Bros. announced in December 2020 that a new Wonder Woman film is in the works, which will “complete the long-planned theatrical trilogy.” Patty Jenkins, the film’s director, confirmed that Carter would reprise her role as Asteria in the upcoming third instalment.