Back in 2015, when the first trailer for Wonder Woman dropped, I wrote this about Gal Gadot:
You know how some actresses kind of come out of no where and become a pop cultural sensation, like Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Stone? They do a couple of low-key movies, land one roll where they absolutely crush it, and BANG their on top of the world.
Gal Gadot is going to be that superstar.
Now, here we are in 2017, and Wonder Woman is finally upon us. And luckily for DC and all of it’s fans (myself included), it’s supposedly incredible (thank god — or Zeus). And based on the reviews, the best part of the whole movie is Gadot’s performance.
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said that Gadot ‘is unstoppable and spectacular to see in motion. Watch her fly.’ Now, I’m not going to say I told you so, but I kind of am. Had this movie been a flop, you could have zipped up Gadot’s career as just another pretty face, but bringing gravitas to a role like Wonder Woman, one of the most iconic female characters in history, is no easy feat.
So not only has Gadot temporarily saved the the DCEU, but she has apparently owned a role that many thought she was ill fit for.
Sounds like a superstar if you ask me.