Ralph Breaks the Internet will premiere in only a few months, but we’re still getting amazing news about its cast. Gal Gadot just joined the upcoming Disney sequel and she’ll be playing another heroine.
The Wonder Woman star announced her casting online and said it’s amazing to work with such a great team. She was cast as a tough-as-nails street racer Shank, one of the coolest characters in the upcoming movie.
“Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her. But as the movie goes on, you realize how fun, wise and warm she really is on the inside, which is what I like most about her,” said Gadot.
Shank is one of the new characters Ralph and Vanellope end up meeting on their quest to find a replacement part for Sugar Rush. Ralph’s little sidekick earns her respect after the two girls compete in the dangerous Slaughter Race. Director Phil Johnston said Shank is Vanellope’s big-sister figure and he couldn’t imagine anyone but Gadot bringing her to life.
“There’s so much texture to her voice and so much living in her voice. We wanted someone that Vanellope would look up to, and Gal is definitely someone kids – and a lot of adults I know – aspire to emulate. I can’t imagine anyone else embodying that part.” said Johnston.