Not too long ago, Gal Gadot, a former Miss Israel, was associated primarily with action movies that no one - not even action-movie fans - took seriously.
Ironically, one of those movies - which got a lot of nominations for Razzie Awards, and won most of them - made her a star.
She played Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, a movie that obviously pitted the two title superheroes against each other, and while the movie was not a hit with the press or the public, Gal Gadot herself was still a hit with anyone who saw her. Someone had the bright idea (and the right idea) to finally - finally - make a Wonder Woman movie, and with Gal Gadot as the star.
Wonder Woman hit the theaters in 2017 and became a huge success. As of October 2017, the Rotten Tomatoes Web site listed the movie at the top of the list of the fifty best superhero movies ever. Ever!
She followed that up with another performance as Wonder Woman in the movie Justice League, in which Batman and Superman are on the same side this time, along with Wonder Woman and several other DC Comics superheroes, fighting the bad guys. A Wonder Woman sequel is slated for release in late 2019.
Gal Gadot is not going to make Baby Boomer and Generation X women forget Lynda Carter, who will always be Wonder Woman to those fans, but she is going to put her own stamp on the role.
As for Lynda Cater . . . no, I haven't included her on this blog yet. I hope to rectify that soon. :-)