Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot reacted to the casting of a new Superman in the DC Universe.

Speaking with ComicBook.com prior to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, Gadot, who portrayed Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, admitted that she wasn't sure who would be playing the Man of Steel in Superman: Legacy. However, she had previously heard which actors made it into the final round of auditions and believed all of them were worthy of the role. "I saw that they were testing, doing different screen tests, but I don't know who got it, but it seemed like everyone was super legit and talented and, like, great," she said. "So I'm happy for them. It's such a huge take-on and it's such an exciting beginning to any actor, and I wish whoever it's going to be the best of luck and enjoy the ride."

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In June 2023, after a highly publicized audition process that included actors such as Nicholas Hoult and Tom Brittney, it was announced that David Corenswet will portray Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: Legacy, the film that will jumpstart James Gunn's new DCU. Corenswet will take over the role from Henry Cavill, who Gadot starred alongside in films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), and Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021).

Gadot also portrayed the Amazonian in two solo outings that were part of the DCEU: Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), both of which were directed by Patty Jenkins. After Gunn and Peter Safran took over as co-CEOs of DC Studios and initiated their plans to begin a new DC Universe, many assumed that Gadot's days as Wonder Woman had come to an end, especially after it was revealed that Henry Cavill would be recast early on. However, Gadot recently revealed that she is still going to star in Wonder Woman 3.

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Talking about returning to the iconic role, Gadot said, "I love portraying Wonder Woman. It's so close to and dear to my heart. From what I heard from James and from Peter is that we're gonna develop a Wonder Woman 3 together." This was surprising news given that Gunn and Safran had already canceled Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman threequel. While Wonder Woman 3 was not officially announced as part of Gunn's planned Chapter One of the DCU, he did reveal they are making Paradise Lost, a television show which will be set on Wonder Woman's birthplace of Themyscira.

Superman: Legacy, starring David Corenswet, hits theaters on July 11, 2025.

Source: ComicBook.com