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First Look: Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman

Wonder Woman First Look: See Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Originally posted 07/26/2014 03:10PM

There were some rumblings of disagreement on the Internet after Gal Gadot was cast to play Wonder Woman in the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, but the Israeli actress was greeted with screams and applause when she stepped onto the stage at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday.

The actress joined Ben Affleck (who plays Batman) and Superman Henry Cavill to preview a 20-second sneak peek at the film, which is currently shooting.

The footage showed Batman ripping the covering off his Bat signal and powering it up. When the light hits the night sky, Superman appears, hovering with red glowing eyes. The pair then glare at each other menacingly.

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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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PHOTO: Beyoncé Strikes a Superhero Pose as Batman | Beyonce Knowles

Beyoncé Strikes a Superhero Pose as Batman

Originally posted 07/26/2013 09:50AM

What's this, Queen Bey as the Prince of Darkness?

Beyoncé is already practically a superhero herself – her very own Wonder Woman. But she channeled a different DC Comics character during a recent visit to a toy store.

The pop star, 31, donned a Batman mask and posed for pictures with friends, which she then posted to her website.

The singer has a thing for classic superheroes, it seems.

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What Does Original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Think of the New Version?

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Lynda Carter: Adrianne Palicki 'Looks Fabulous' as Wonder Woman

Originally posted 03/19/2011 03:00PM

Adrianne Palicki knew she had big boots – and a super-sexy, skin-tight suit – to fill when she signed on for NBC's upcoming re-launch of Wonder Woman, an iconic role originated by Lynda Carter in the '70s.

But there's no rivalry. In fact, Carter has nothing but wonderful things to say about the new TV incarnation.

"I think [Palicki] looks fabulous," Carter, 59, tells E! Online. "It's a new look and, jeez, her body looks fantastic."

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Meet TV's New Wonder Woman!

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Adrianne Palicki to Star as Wonder Woman in New Series

Originally posted 02/17/2011 09:35AM

Life is looking wonderful for Adrianne Palicki – literally.

The actress, 27, best known for her role as resident bad girl Tyra Collette on the now-defunct Friday Night Lights, landed the role of Wonder Woman – and her true identity, corporate powerhouse Diana Prince – in a pilot for NBC, Deadline Hollywood reports.

So who is this actress suiting up for the iconic comic book adaptation in what could be the most butt-kicking role of her career?

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