Gal Gadot appears at Comic-Con, as 'Wonder Woman 2' is announced
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Warner Bros. confirmed on Saturday at Comic-Con that "Wonder Woman 2" is in the works, in the wake of the movie's incredible box office success.
No release date or plot details were revealed, but the confirmation had been seen as inevitable as the fantasy adventure is most the profitable movie yet from the DC Extended Universe.
The film, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot is now the studio's third highest grossing movie of all time.
Jenkins's superhero epic, which has taken $767.7 million worldwide, is also set to become the biggest summer blockbuster this weekend -- and is already the largest grossing live action movie ever directed by a woman. All this, despite being banned in multiple Arab countries due to objections about the movie's Israeli star.
Gadot appeared on a panel at the San Diego event for the upcoming "Justice League" movie, answering questions alongside co-stars Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher.
"This character is just so incredible. She stands for everything that is good -- for love, compassion, for truth, justice and peace. There's nothing not to love about her," said Gadot.
"Wonder Woman" is the iconic character’s first feature film, and has been hailed for its overwhelmingly female cast, rare in action flicks.
The film has garnered strong reviews since its debut, with a Rotten Tomatoes critics score of 93%, with one New York Times review lauding Gadot for her "regal, effortlessly charismatic screen presence."
And while reports that Gadot was drastically underpaid for the film as compared to male-led superhero flicks were quickly debunked, there is no doubt that Gadot's portrayal of the titular heroine has now launched her to international stardom.
(Staff with AFP)
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