Gal Gadot announced to have joined the voice cast of Disney’s animated Ralph Breaks the Internet.
The Wonder Woman star revealed the news on Instagram that she will be playing street racer Shank in the sequel of Wreck-It Ralph. It marks her debut role in a Disney animated 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,” Gadot said. (according to Variety)
The video Gadot posted, along with the image of Shank, teases the plot of the movie, which involves the online racing game ‘Slaughter Race’.
Director Rich Moore added, “She is the coolest character in this world of ‘Slaughter Race’. “Shank’s lived a lot, she’s seen a lot, yet she’s got nothing but kindness in her heart — that’s the duality of that character.”
John C. Reilly’s titular hero and his friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman) meet Shank when they leave Litwak’s Family Fun Center and Arcade in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, ‘Sugar Rush’. Vanellope is later forced to race with Shank, putting her ‘Sugar Rush’ driving skills to the test.
Wreck-It Ralph grossed more than $470 million worldwide in 2012 and received an Oscar nomination. Moore helmed from a screenplay by Phil Johnston and Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee, based on a story by Moore, Johnston, and Jim Reardon.
Ralph Breaks the Internet hits theaters on 21 November.