Gal Gadot Playing Queen of Egypt in Cleopatra Movie | IGN

With Wonder Woman 1984 now, still tentatively, scheduled to be released in December, star Gal Gadot has signed on to play the lead in Cleopatra, which will once again team her with the director of both Wonder Woman films, Patty Jenkins.

After some squabbling over the rights (reportedly between Apple, Universal, Warner Bros. and Netflix), the project landed at Paramount and, per Variety, will star Gadot as the legendary queen of Egypt. Gadot will follow in the steps of Oscar-winners Claudette Colbert and Elizabeth Taylor, who both once played big screen versions of the role.

Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Alita: Battle Angel) will write the screenplay.

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Meanwhile, all the delays to Wonder Woman 1984, which was supposed to release last June, have fans even more curious about the story, which features villains Maxwell Lord and Cheetah. If you’re looking for more info on Maxwell Lord, played by Pedro Pascal, head here. And likewise if you need a brush up on Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig, you can check that out here.

Plus, check out our explainer on how Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor is back for this movie after dying in the first Wonder Woman film.

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Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.
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