For the first time ever, Wonder Woman is set to grace the big screen.

The superhero, who first started lassoing criminals back in 1941, will be played by the strikingly beautiful and talented Gal Gadot. The 28-year-old former sports trainer for the Israel Defense forces (as well as winner of the 2004 Miss Israel beauty pageant) is best known for her role as Gisele Yashar in the "Fast & Furious" series. Now, she'll star alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in what's arguably one of the most anticipated movies for summer 2015. 

"Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe," director Zac Snyder said in a statement. "Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role."

While it's unclear if Gal will work with Mark Twight, the trainer who turned actor Henry Cavill into Superman-shape for "Man of Steel," we do know that she's focused on clean living. Her previous experience getting soldiers into shape will also likely come in handy in the gym.  

"I’m a big fan of a good diet and healthy lifestyle," she told Filler Magazine earlier this year. "Its important to eat a lot of vegetables, drink a lot of water and stay active. I believe that what we put in our bodies will reflect on the outside."

"Superman vs. Batman" is slated for a July 2015 release. Check out Gadot in a scene from "Fast and the Furious 5" below.

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