The world’s most iconic female superhero, Wonder Woman, celebrates her 75th anniversary this year and it has now been confirmed that the two key actresses to have played her will be a part of a major event next week to celebrate her.
The United Nations will name the hero an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls at a special ceremony next Friday and both Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter are scheduled to appear. The Los Angeles Times reports that this event will mark the first time the actresses, who play the current big screen and 1970s TV series version of the character respectively, will meet in person.
The ceremony will also be attended by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and other special guests. It will also launch the U.N.’s global campaign known as Sustainable Development Goal No. 5, which strives to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
The ceremony comes ahead of Gadot reprising the role in the character’s first solo movie next year along with an appearance in the “Justice League” film. There’s also a biopic in the works about the creation of the character with Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall starring.
A survey handed out during “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” theatrical screenings this week suggested Warners is considering an animated movie based on the 1970s “Wonder Woman” TV series amongst other projects including a solo Swamp Thing film and a Batman meets Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover project.