07:55 PM EDT 12/04/2013
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.
Originally posted 10/28/2013 10:20AM
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's … the Ohio State Marching Band!
Just a week after moonwalking into everyone's hearts – and social media – with its celebration of the 25th anniversary release of Michael Jackson's album Bad, the Ohio State Marching Band has done it again, this time during Saturday's halftime show of the Ohio State-Penn State football game.
The new theme was Hollywood Blockbusters, and, in the midst of the main title to this year's Man of Steel, band members split into two groups, one of which formed a leaning building while the other created the figure of Superman, complete with cape, flying across the field to right the falling structure.
Originally posted 08/23/2013 07:45AM
As most everyone knows, billionaire Bruce Wayne has an alter ego. But as was announced late Thursday, it's something of a surprise: Ben Affleck will play Batman in an upcoming sequel to this summer's hit Man of Steel.
For the first time, too, the Caped Crusader will join forces with Superman, again to be played by British actor Henry Cavill, 31, in the as-yet-untitled movie to be directed by Man of Steel's Zack Snyder.
The mash-up will begin production next year and be released July 17, 2015, reports EW.com. Man of Steel stars Amy Adams (as Lois Lane), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) and Diane Lane (Martha Kent) have also been announced to return.
Originally posted 06/14/2013 10:20AM
You don't become Superman overnight.
"It's a very, very long and involved process," Henry Cavill told PEOPLE at Monday's Man of Steel premiere in New York – the movie opened nationwide Friday – about his exhausting physical transformation from human to superhuman.
It went in stages. And all of them were painful.
"Five months before shooting there was varying stuff which ended up being mass building and then leaning down," said the actor, 30. "Throughout the shoot it was just waking up and making sure I got an hour in [of exercise] before I went to work."
Originally posted 05/29/2013 03:30PM
Superman, buying his outfit in an XL?
"I was fat," says Henry Cavill, the star of the new Man of Steel, the latest big-screen take on Superman (out June 14), says about his childhood. "I was Fat Cavill."
A native of Jersey in the English Channel – and a veteran of Showtime's The Tudors, on which he played Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk – Cavill now stands on the brink of stardom in his tight Superman outfit.
But it wasn't always so, the 30-year-old tells Details for its June/July issue.
Originally posted 08/04/2011 04:45PM
It's a bird, it's a plane – it's the new Superman!
Henry Cavill will be taking over the role the late Christopher Reeve made famous in the upcoming film Man of Steel, and with his dashing good looks and rock-hard body, The Tudors star looks the part in the iconic blue suit and red cape.
The comic book reboot, which is expected in theaters in 2013, also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, as well as Russell Crowe, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.
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