Warner Bros. announced this morning that Gal Gadot, a former Miss Israel who’s probably best known for appearing in three of the Fast & Furious movies playing the role of Gisele, has been cast as Wonder Woman in the highly anticipated Batman vs. Superman motion picture. In the release, director Zack Snyder said: “Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.” Henry Cavill will reprise the role of Superman in the film, with Ben Affleck making his debut as Batman. Wonder Woman was most famously portrayed by Linda Carter in the TV series that ran from 1975 to 1979. A more recent series didn’t prove to be as popular and was pulled from the air after only a few episodes. Batman vs. Superman, which will also star Man of Steel‘s Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, opens in theaters July 17, 2015.