The Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has joined the cast of 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' which is the upcoming Disney animated sequel of 'Wreck-It-Ralph'. In this project, Gal will be voicing the character Shank, a tough and talented driver in an intense and gritty online racing game called Slaughter Race.
On Friday, the actress shared the news by posting an image of her character on her Instagram account. She wrote, “I’m so excited to finally announce that I am playing a character named Shank in Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ hitting theaters this November! Such an amazing experience to be a part of this project with such great creators and cast! Welcome to Slaughter Race.”
“Shank is amazing at driving cars and has this bad-girl vibe to her. But as the movie goes on you realize how fun-loving, wise and warm she really is on the inside, which is what I like most about her,” Gadot added.
Co-Director Rich Moore commented, “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.”
Guys...this one has been tough to keep secret! It's been a HUGE thrill for Phil & I to work with Gal, who brings humor, heart & danger to her new character Shank ???????? I can't wait for you all to see #RalphBreaksTheInternet-- the cast & crew is killing it and it truly shows! https://t.co/petycoI19L— Rich Moore (@_rich_moore) August 10, 2018
Co-Writer Phil Johnston, too, believes that Gadot adds an extraordinary dimension to the character. “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,” he quipped.