Gal Gadot, best known for her role as Wonder Woman, has been officially announced as the lead actress for the forthcoming movie about Queen Cleopatra Philopator VII. The upcoming film is highly anticipated and is scheduled to be released in 2025. A promotional poster has already been released, generating a lot of excitement among fans. Gadot is eager to provide a fresh perspective on the iconic historical figure who was previously portrayed by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 film, Cleopatra. Nevertheless, there have been concerns raised over her casting due to her Israeli background.
Gal Gadot recently expressed her enthusiasm for portraying Cleopatra in an upcoming project during an interview. She admires the ancient Egyptian ruler as a strong female leader and aims to showcase her multifaceted character beyond her seductive image of having relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony. Although Gadot’s casting has been criticized online, with some suggesting that a Macedonian Greek actress would have been more fitting, Gadot defended her role by emphasizing that Cleopatra was of Macedonian descent. She is passionate about honoring this historical icon. Cleopatra VII Philopator is widely regarded as one of the most extraordinary figures from antiquity. As the final pharaoh to rule over ancient Egypt between 51 and 30 BC, she was a skilled diplomat and strategist who worked tirelessly to preserve Egypt’s sovereignty while navigating the Roman Republic’s turbulent political climate.