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Gal Gadot on Playing ‘Wonder Woman,’ First Lead Female Superhero

Wonder Woman has been around for nearly eight decades, but the superhero has never flown into theaters for her own title movie — until now, with Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman,” the final film of DC Comics’ trinity, which will be released on Jun. 2.

“Wonder Woman” being showcased on the big screen as a big-budget summer blockbuster has never been more meaningful than in 2017, when the conversation of women in the workplace, gender equality, and the pay gap has been at the forefront of Hollywood. And the significant moment has not gone unnoticed by its star.

“Growing up, I had Superman and Batman to look up to,” Gadot told Variety Thursday night on the blue carpet at the world premiere of the film held in Hollywood. “All the boys and all the girls, that’s what we had,” she said, reflecting on the male superheroes.

“I think that it’s so important that we have also strong female figures to look up to, and Wonder Woman is an amazing one,” Gadot continued. “It’s great that after 75…years that this character had been around, finally she gets her own movie.”

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#WonderWoman herself, @GalGadot, on why it’s important to have “strong female figures to look up to.”

Source: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/gal-gadot-wonder-woman-female-empowerment-superhero-1202446146/