DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson On Why Gal Gadot Is Perfect For WONDER WOMAN

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There's just under seven months to go until the next installment in the DCEU, Wonder Woman, arrives in theatres. With the character's 75th anniversary being celebrated this year, along with a standout appearance in Batman v Superman back in March, anticipation for the character's first solo outing is at an all time high. President of DC Entertainment Diane Nelson counts herself among those who are waiting excitedly for the film, and recently praised the film's star, Gal Gadot.

In a video interview with Variety, Nelson said she believed that DC and Warner Bros. got very lucky with Gadot's casting, citing both the audience response to the character, along with Gadot's personal attributes, as huge positives. "It's a testament to Zack Snyder's casting ability. I think Gal was someone who embodied the role so beautifully, and we saw lots of evidence on how audiences responded when she came onscreen for the first time...she and Ben Affleck really stood out as two amazing parts of [Batman v Superman], and the real life Gal has many of the traits that Wonder Woman does. She is athletic and strong, and she has a great deal of integrity. She's a mother, she's a wife. She cares very much about this role, and so we got very lucky to have her."

Nelson also lauded director Patty Jenkins as someone who both understood and cared about the character. "Patty had a true vision that the character meant something to her. It was very clear from early on that she understood the core attributes of Wonder Woman, that she wanted to tell this story, and that she wanted to tell an arc...we're going to see Wonder Woman and Diana Prince's journey as she leaves Paradise Island, Themyscira, and learns all about a world that she has only heard about growing up....the feel of the movie is hopeful and aspirational, and the action is kickass."

Wonder Woman will bomb in June 2, 2017