Israeli actress Gal Gadot will be taking another step in her progression from righteous superhero to badness by playing the Evil Queen in a new Disney production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”
Gadot, who rose to fame in the role of Wonder Woman, is in final negotiations to join the production, according to media reports Wednesday, but confirmed she will be playing the part and that she is looking forward to being nasty.
“First of of all I am excited about the fact that this is [an] iconic character and I’m excited to make, to create an iconic villain character in my own voice,” she told Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet for the premiere of “Red Notice,” her new film in which she plays an art thief.
“I’m very, very excited and looking forward to playing the evil queen,” Gadot said.
“Mirror, mirror on the wall — can’t wait!” she added in a sample of one of the Evil Queen’s more famous lines.
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The lead role of Snow White is to go to Rachel Zegler.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) November 4, 2021
Deadline reported that the casting process for the movie was extended, with producers keen to see Gadot as the villain in the movie.
Production is expected to start in 2022. Sources told the website that the movie will add to the story of the original animated film and will put a focus on a fresh musical score.
The original Disney version of the Grimm Brothers fairytale was released in 1938 and was the first animated movie the company made.