On Monday Gal Gadot turned 33 years old, and to celebrate her birthday Zack Snyder shared a photo of a deleted Wonder Woman scene from Justice League. On Tuesday, Snyder must have still had Gadot on his mind because he took to Vero to reflect on the day he met her.

“This is the first day I met Gal and this is the first photo of her I took,” Snyder captioned the photo above. “She didn’t know it at the time but I had already decided she was my Wonder Woman.”

Snyder shared a similar image of Gadot from that same photo shoot last summer after the roaring success of Wonder Woman.

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When Gadot was announced as Wonder Woman back in December of 2013 she was met by a lot of negativity from fans. Now, most can’t imagine anyone else in the role. After seeing her play the part three times now, do you like Gadot as Wonder Woman? Let me know in the comments below.