The Immortal Warrior herself, Gal Gadot, is entering the hyper-competitive world of online racing for Ralph Breaks the Internet, in which she’ll play the tough-as-nails Shank.
The Wonder Woman 1984 star took to Twitter earlier today to announce her involvement in Disney’s animated sequel, along with a sneak peek at her character doing what she does best: speeding down the digital highways of Slaughter Race.
Described as something of a big sister to the wide-eyed Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), Gadot is another exciting addition to the ensemble cast of Ralph Breaks the Internet, which takes place a full six years after its predecessor and thrusts Wreck-It Ralph into the midst of the world wide web.
Here’s what the DC actress had to say over on Twitter:
I’m so excited to finally announce that I am playing a character named Shank in Disney’s #RalphBreaksTheInternet hitting theaters this November! Such an amazing experience to be apart of this project with such great creators and cast! Welcome to Slaughter Race!
It’s worlds away from the picture-perfect realm of Sugar Rush, but Vanellope’s driving skills are enough to pique Shank’s curiosity, ultimately fostering a sibling bond between Silverman and Gadot’s respective characters.
Writer-director Phil Johnston echoed this, too, and even went so far as to say that there’s no one more suited to the role of Shank.
There’s so much texture to her voice and so much living in her voice. If Ralph is Vanellope’s big-brother figure, we wanted a big-sister figure. 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.
The duo will be joined by a whole host of Disney Princesses (!) for the sequel, including Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid) for what promises to be a wonderful, crowd-pleasing moment. And you thought Avengers: Infinity War was a shoo-in for Movie Crossover of the Year…
Step aside, Kimmy K; Ralph Breaks the Internet on November 21st.