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Speaking on the Israeli TV show ‘Good Evening with Gai Pines’ (via Batman-News), model/actress Gal Gadot commented on landing the huge role of Wonder Woman/Diane Prince in Zack Snyder’s upcoming ‘Batman vs. Superman’ movie. The interview was conducted in Hebrew, but thanks to Batman-News reader Maxim, the full transcript can be read below.
Where were you when you heard the news that you’d been cast as Wonder Woman?
Gal Gadot: I was just on my way to shooting at LA. I landed at NY in a connection flight when my agent, Hadass Lichtenstein, called me. She says to me “Wonder Woman!” and I’m like “What??” – “The role is yours!…and it’s a secret and the news are not yet announced and you can’t tell anyone…”. I’m saying to her “Are you serious??”- and we both scream! Now it’s a plane from Israel to NY and I can’t make loud noise, and so I lean on a window, bending down to my legs, and just try to understand. Long story short – I was totally alone in NY, I got to a hotel at 12 pm, I needed to wake up in the morning for shootings. I remember laying in the darkness by myself, staring at the ceiling, and I was telling myself “It’s not real!”…it shouldn’t be like that, I’m supposed to be like… “where’s the champagne?”.
‘Batman Vs Superman’ Costume Designer Says They’re Finalizing The Costumes; Made Some “Tweaks” To Superman’s Costume
Costume designer Michael Wilkinson recently spoke with Cinemovie.tv about Zack Snyder’s upcoming ‘Batman vs. Superman’ movie. Saying that they’re finalizing the costumes for the film’s heroes now since production will begin shortly, the ’300,’ ‘Watchmen,’ and ‘Man of Steel’ costume designer said, “We are now in the stage where we’re refining our designs with the last series of camera tests and doing our final tweaks in preparation for shooting.” Wilkinson also mentioned that in addition to creating all new looks for Batman and Wonder Woman for the film, he has made some “tweaks” to Superman’s costume for the upcoming sequel.
The tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman’ is set to arrive in cinemas on July 17th, 2015. Ben Affleck and Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Snyder’s project – bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in ‘Man of Steel.’ The film will mark the big screen debut of Wonder Woman as played by Gal Gadot. Additionally, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Jason Momoa is in talks for a role in the movie.
Hot on the heels of a report linking Joaquin Phoenix to the film, THR bring word that Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing ‘Argo’ writer Chris Terrio into the Batman-Superman universe. The Oscar-winning writer has been brought in to pen a draft of the ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up, the tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ Terrio has a strong relationship with the studio and the film’s star Ben Affleck. Affleck directed and starred in ‘Argo,’ which won last year’s best picture Oscar.
David Goyer wrote the ‘Batman vs. Superman’ screenplay, which is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (Superman) and Bob Kane (Batman). But sources say Terrio has been brought in to get the script in shape before filming begins in early 2014. Goyer has been tied up with a number of other DC Comics titles including ‘Sandman.’
Variety are reporting that Joaquin Phoenix is being sought by Warner Bros. Pictures for a role in the upcoming untitled Batman-Superman film. However, it’s very early in the process and even if Warners offers Phoenix a role, it’s not clear he would accept as the actor has steered clear of big-budget pics in the past few years, leaning towards movies with a more prestige feel. Phoenix is also weighing an offer on the Gus Van Sant pic ‘Sea of Trees’ and is believed to still be considering that offer as well.
Though the outlet’s sources couldn’t confirm what the role is, it’s believed to be for the main antagonist, which is likely to be Lex Luthor. Names like Jason Momoa and Callan Mulvey have been linked to the film but even if those actors are cast, sources are saying that they wouldn’t play the main villain, and that Warners has always wanted someone who would be a slam dunk in the role.
The Detroit Free Press are reporting that pre-production has begun in Detroit on Warner Bros, DC Entertainment and Zack Snyder’s eagerly awaited ‘Man of Steel’ sequel/’Batman vs. Superman’ film. Michigan Motion Picture Studios will reportedly play a key role in what’s considered the biggest movie shoot ever to land in the state. The studio complex is serving as home to production offices for the project. When filming starts next year, all seven of the soundstages will be used. The still-untitled Superman-Batman movie is expected to occupy the complex through August.
The superhero epic’s economic impact is expected to extend across the region, as it plans to shoot at the Pontiac studio as well as at locations throughout the state. “This project will employ more Michigan residents than any other film project has ever employed in the state of Michigan,” says Michigan Motion Picture Studios COO Anthony Wenson.
The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join the cast of the tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman’ movie. Zack Snyder is directing the ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up, which is quickly turning into a who’s who of DC superheroes as Momoa could possibly join Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Godot as Wonder Woman.
At this moment in time it’s unclear whom Jason Momoa may play due to the top secret nature of the project. There’s been speculation that the movie’s villain could be Doomsday, a Kryptonian scientifically engineered into an intergalactic killing machine. Doomsday famously “killed” Superman in the comics, which became a media event in 1992. The character’s existence is even hinted in the extras of the ‘Man of Steel’ Blu-ray. That said, a source for the outlet speculated that if Warners is populating the movie with members of the ‘Justice League,’ Momoa could also play the Martian Manhunter, a super-powered alien trapped on Earth. Momoa, with his muscular physique, could be a fit for either character.