Wonder Woman has been an aspirational symbol for women and girls around the world for 75 years, now, and she’s about to be celebrated in a brand new way. The U.N. will make her an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women & Girls during an upcoming event in New York City on October 21st.
Set to attend are Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter, the two most recognizable actors to play the character in live-action. And this will be the first time they’ve ever met, as well. Other special guests include U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson.
Gal Gadot tweeted the news via her account just yesterday:
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 13, 2016
Gadot of course played Wonder Woman in this year’s Batman v Superman, and she’s set to appear in her own solo film next summer, followed by an ensemble role in Justice League that November. Carter played the iconic superhero in the late 70s television series, which even has its own comic series written by Marc Andreyko, titled “Wonder Woman ’77.”
Carter has even been approached by director Patty Jenkins to have a small cameo role in Wonder Woman, but she had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. You can see Carter in the current season of Supergirl on CW, however, as President Olivia Marsdin, a name that bears some resemblance to “Wonder Woman” creators, Elizabeth Marston and Olive Byrne.
Source: LA Times