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New Wonder Woman Gal Gadot: Five Fast Facts

New Wonder Woman Gal Gadot: Five Fast Facts

Originally posted 12/04/2013 07:00PM

Ben Affleck had better step up his gym routine because Gal Gadot, the actress cast to play Wonder Woman opposite him in the new Batman vs. Superman movie is a real-life action hero.

The Israeli actress and model, who is best known for her role as Gisele in the fourth, fifth and sixth Fast and the Furious films, said on her Facebook page, "I can't express how happy and exited I am to be part of this amazing project!"

Gadot, 28, will play the iconic Diana Prince, who has super strength, speed and agility and flies an invisible plane, in the Man of Steel sequel – which also stars Henry Cavill as Superman – due out in 2015.

Here's five things you didn't know about her.

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