DC Movie News: Gal Gadot Signs Three-Picture Deal as Wonder Woman; Jennifer Garner Comments on Ben Affleck’s Batsuit; Stephen Amell Talks JUSTICE LEAGUE

     January 22, 2014

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Here’s a round-up of the latest news bits in the world of DC movies:

  • Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) confirms a three-picture deal to star as Wonder Woman.  The report also reveals Gadot’s payday for the film (if you’re interested in that sort of thing), and more importantly, a May start date for the Man of Steel sequel.
  • While it will be a little while before we see Ben Affleck in the Batsuit for that sequel, his wife Jennifer Garner has already gotten a peak, calling it “unbelievably cool” and “a total reinvention.”
  • Stephen Amell, star of The CW series, Arrow, recently commented on the state of the Justice League movie and his discussions for possibly joining the DC superhero team-up.

Hit the jump for more on each story.

First up from Batman News is word of Gadot’s multi-picture deal and start date for the Man of Steel sequel.  While these types of deals aren’t exactly unheard of in this day and age, the news confirms that Gadot should be around as Wonder Woman for a few installments.  It makes sense considering the character is one of DC’s most iconic (and one of very few female superhero standouts), and it leaves the door open for not only a Justice League film, but possibly a Wonder Woman standalone film in the future.  Here’s a video featuring Gadot in a modeling montage, so even if you don’t speak Hebrew you can enjoy the visual component:

In related Man of Steel sequel news, Affleck’s wife Jennifer Garner recently talked about taking a peek at the new Batsuit during an interview with Entertainment Tonight:

arrow-season-2-poster-stephen-amellFinally, in an interview with Fandango, Amell dropped a few comments about participating in discussions for the highly anticipated Justice League movie.  He was also quick to point out that this film is a long way away, so no details are remotely confirmed just yet.  Here’s what he had to say about making the jump from TV to big screen [emphasis mine]:

“All we have to do for something like that to happen, or even be a possibility, is continue to take care of business with our show and then we put ourselves in a position – but the important thing is our show. I have had discussions, but I think the gestation process for this project is a lot slower than most people think. I mean, they haven’t even shot the next one. They haven’t even shot a frame of the movie before the movie everyone thinks is the Justice League movie!”

What do you think about Amell possibly starring as Green Arrow in a Justice League movie down the road?  The guy has certainly put sweat equity into creating the television version of the character, and will hopefully continue to do so over the next few years.  While I don’t see Green Arrow being a point of focus for the eventual Justice League film, it would be pretty cool for fans of Arrow to see him up alongside Cavill, Affleck, Gadot and the like.  A big question is whether or not the ages of the heroes in the TV universe and movie universe will mesh; a bigger question is, when will DC get its act together?

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