Gal Gadot's daughter is already eyeing mother's iconic role as Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot's daughter is already eyeing mother's iconic role as Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins shares some details on the sequel and how she wants the new movie to be different in more ways than one.

One of the biggest highlights of 2017 was Gal Gadot - not Wonder Woman - but Gal Gadot! The actress, who initially faced fan backlash when her casting as Wonder Woman was announced, won the world over with her charm, persona, strength and tremendous screen presence in the 2017 superhero film.

Gal Gadot (Getty) 

She because a real-life hero to women and kids all over so it comes as no surprise that now her younger daughter wants to follow suit and take over the Wonder Woman role one day.

Gal Gadot and her daughter (Twitter) 

Gadot has two daughters with husband, Yaron Versano - 6-year-old Alma and baby Maya, who was born last March. In a new interview with ET Canada, Gadot revealed that Alma loves the attention her mom’s iconic movie role has brought and has already set a goal for herself later in life: Taking over the role. 

Gal Gadot on The Ellen Show (Facebook) 

“She didn’t watch the movie yet because I’m the mother and I just try and protect her and give her normal things, but she will definitely. She’s very proud. She’s very, very proud… She’s already asked me if she can take over when I’m older," Gadot said.

Gal Gadot and her daughter share a sweet moment. (Pinterest)

Gal Gadot and her daughter with Vin Diesel (Facebook) 

In the interim, Gadot should have plenty more opportunities to show her oldest daughter the power of Wonder Woman. In addition, to Wonder Woman 2, Gadot is expected to reprise the role in Justice League: Part 2 and The Flash-based film Flashpoint; and given her immense popularity in the DC Extended Universe, don’t be surprised if she turns up in other DCEU solo movies.

Justice League (Facebook) 
Wonder Woman (Facebook) 

2017's Wonder Woman made Gadot the highest grossing movie actress of the year. Between the film’s $100 million opening in June and the honor, however, lots of big things happened for Wonder Woman, including the distinction of becoming the top film of the summer at the domestic box office and the highest-grossing superhero origin movie ever with a stateside take of $412.5 million.

Gal Gadot (Getty) 

Gadot and director Patty Jenkins will be reteaming for a sequel to Wonder Woman, which is slated for a November 1, 2019, release.

Wonder Woman (Facebook) 

There are already questions about when Wonder Woman 2 will take place, as well as how Chris Pine could return in the film, and which of Diana’s rogue’s gallery will serve as the sequel’s primary antagonist.

Gal Gadot and Chris Pine (Getty) 

Jenkins, for her part, told ET that she wants the Wonder Woman sequel to feel like a completely new movie in more ways than one:

Patty Jenkins with Gal Gadot (Facebook) 

“We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us. It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier [to do].”

Gal Gadot (Getty)

Jenkins also touched on the possibility of TV’s Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) making a cameo in Wonder Woman 2, after she was unable to do so in the first installment.

Patty Jenkins (L) and Gal Gadot attend the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2018, in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

"We’ll see. Lynda is one of the dearest people to us, has been a great mentor and dear friend. And we actually desperately tried to get her in the first one and we had the scheduling that couldn’t work, so she’s always been a part of our Wonder Woman family. We won’t say anything yet, but we certainly—there’s no lack of trying," she said. 

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman (Facebook) 

Production on Wonder Woman 2 is slated to begin this summer, so casting updates will start flowing in before then and, hopefully, offer more story details for the film in the process.

In between then, Gadot is sure to keep herself busy with other projects including the deep sea thriller film Deeper opposite Bradley Cooper.

Actress Gal Gadot attends the Variety's Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to watch at the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival at Parker Palm Springs on January 3, 2018, in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

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