Gal Gadot on Gearing Up for Playing Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman

“It’s the physical preparations that I’m starting now,” Gadot says. “A very serious training regimen – Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian. A thousand and one things. I’ll gain body mass.”

Gadot also cleverly shoots down fan criticism regarding her less-than-towering physique with the reminder that even the fictional denizens of Themyscira aren’t necessarily the ideal Amazons as far as history is concerned.

“I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world,” she says. “Breasts anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is Amazonian, and historically accurate Amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go ‘by the book,’ it’d be problematic.”

Batman vs. Superman will feature the return of Henry Cavill as Superman, facing off against Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. Production is slated to begin early next year at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac where it will occupy all seven sound stages on the lot in addition to several locations around the state. Also starring Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne, the film will hit theaters on July 17, 2015.

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