Countless fans are eagerly the arrival in June of “Wonder Woman,” the DC Comics superheroine’s first live-action solo film, but few are as excited as star Gal Gadot, who made her debut as the Amazon warrior in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
“I feel this one of the most special projects I’ve ever worked on,” she told the audience last weekend at Rhode Island Comic Con,” and I can’t wait to share it with you!”
Although she acknowledged she can’t divulge any details of director Patty Jenkins’ film, Gadot did reflect on the first time she tried on the iconic costume, following her casting in “Batman v Superman.” It wasn’t exactly a comfortable experience.
“Tight. Very, very, very, very tight,” she recalled of the snug-fitting outfit. “The very, very first time I tried the costume on was three days after I got cast. And they flew me to Michigan, and I got into this huge hangar — huge, with tons of white walls covered with posters of me as Wonder Woman. So it was surreal. I just got into the room and I couldn’t stop looking at the posters. And then, when they wanted me to try on the costume — because I was so excited that they cast me for the role — I couldn’t say anything. I couldn’t breathe, but I was like, ‘That’s OK. That’s fine.’ It was really, really tight, and we adjusted it. And I love the costume. I think that it complements Wonder Woman very much so, as being the greatest warrior out there. And now it’s much more comfortable.”
Opening June 2, 2017, “Wonder Woman” tells the story of Amazon Princess Diana, who meets American pilot Steve Trevor when he washes ashore on the secluded island of Themyscira. Learning about the world at war, Diana leaves her home to try to bring peace. Gadot is joined in the film by Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui and David Thewlis.
She’ll then reprise her role as Wonder Woman in director Zack Snyder’s “Justice League,” starring alongside Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. That film arrives Nov. 17, 2017.
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