Gal Gadot Circling ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

Gal Gadot in Fast Five

Up until now, Gal Gadot was mostly just known as the lady from the Fast and Furious films. But the way things are going for her, we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the near future. She’s set to star in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and today we learned she was also getting her own Wonder Woman solo outing.

Now on top of all that, she’s honing in on the female lead in Paramount and MGM’s new Ben-Hur. Timur Bekmambetov is directing the new take on the Biblical epic, with Jack Huston in the title role. Hit the jump for more on the Gal Gadot Ben-Hur news.

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2014 Comic Con buzz

Just having gotten home from San Diego, I’m not sure which film excited me the most at 2014 San Diego Comic Con International. Mad Max: Fury Road was definitely the biggest surprise in terms of footage. Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice owned the majority of my conversations. While the Marvel footage was as expected, it was great. The Batman v Superman footage showed us a big screen Batman that we’ve never seen before and the Wonder Woman first look photo had everyone talked, in the hall and online. So which movies had the online community talking the most? General Sentiment, a social media analysis firm, has sent me their findings. See a list of the highest 2014 Comic Con buzz after the jump.
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Batman V Superman Wonder Woman

Saturday during the Warner Bros presentation at 2014 San Diego Comic Con International, director Zack Snyder showed up at the Hall H panel. On the extended projection screen walls appeared character posters for Batman and Superman from the Man of Steel sequel Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. They then revealed a third poster featuring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Hit the jump to see all three posters including our first look at Batman V Superman Wonder Woman.

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Justice League movie

While Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman is gearing up to begin production next month (with an announced May 6th 2016 release), Warner Bros has revealed their plans for a third film. Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg Silverman revealed to Ben Fritz that Zack Snyder will direct Justice League. More details on the Justice League movie, after the jump.

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Gal Gadot Muscle

Want to see some new footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Why does Peter Parker have a new costume in the film? How excited about the movie is the composer of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? What is the latest image released from X-Men: Days of Future Past? Are there lots of toys coming from Guardians of the Galaxy? Is Gal Gadot getting ripped for Batman vs. Superman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

LABOR DAY

Briefly: John Hillcoat (Lawless, The Proposition) can dredge whatever material he wants up out of the depths of his mind and it probably won’t generate the ridiculous controversy set in motion by his thoroughly non-controversial Super Bowl Coke ad. So the film Triple Nine, about “a group of crooked cops who plan to kill one of their own so they can cover up a major heist,” probably won’t move the needle in a way even vaguely like the Coke ad did.

But it will have a great cast: Kate Winslet has signed on for the long-gestating picture. She joins a cast that still includes Casey Affleck and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who have been attached to the film for a while. Matt Cook scripted, and as far as we know his draft remains the basis for the film. [Variety]

Update: Michael B. Jordan, who had been linked to the film last year, has also been confirmed as being in talks, and Deadline reports that Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, and Michael Pena are also in talks to join.

Gal Gadot in Fast Five

Here’s hoping Gal Gadot manages to turn in a decent Wonder Woman performance, because we’ll be seeing a lot of it in the near future. The Fast Five star has signed on for a three-picture deal with Warner Bros. that includes, in addition to Batman vs. Superman, a Justice League movie and a Wonder Woman standalone. Hit the jump for more details.

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yasmine-gal-gadot-1

The topic of Gal Gadot playing Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman, has been one of very heated discussion. First there’s the issue of Snyder putting a third major superhero into the film. Then there’s the possibility of finally getting a Wonder Woman movie. Finally, some have even criticized the casting saying Gadot is too skinny to play the super-heroine. While all this debate has been circling, everyone in the Batman vs. Superman camp has more or less kept quiet.

Now an Israeli entertainment show has what they’re touting as Gadot’s first interview since being cast. In it she talks about the training, her body type and more. Unfortunately, the whole thing is in Hebrew, but thanks to the magic of the Internet, we’ve got a translation below. Read More »

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