MMA fighter turned actress Gina Carano has been a fan favorite for the role of Wonder Woman for years. She’s attractive, strong, and has the body type that fans are used to seeing in the comic books. Carano has been dating Henry Cavill for some time, but apparently Superman wasn’t able to pull any strings and get his girlfriend an audition. “I was never approached, and I don’t know if I was considered”, Carano explained to the Toronto Sun.
Carano went on to praise her Fast & Furious 6 co-star Gal Gadot, who will be portraying Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s 2016 Man of Steel sequel and the newly announced Justice League. Carano also took some time to address the negative fan reaction that surrounded Gadot’s casting news:
I think people have an idea what they consider Wonder Woman. I definitely know (Gadot) has been training and there’s so much more that goes into being a strong female character. I think people have their own idea, but I always like the underdog, I’m always rooting for the underdog. If the world says you can’t do something, I couldn’t care less because that’s not how anybody should live their lives.
Last year Gadot began an intense training regimen which includes Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, and jujutsu.