Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman (File Photo)
“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot on Saturday announced that she will voice the character of Shank in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, which releases in India on November 23.
“I’m so excited to finally announce that I’m playing a character named Shank in Disney’s #RalphBreaksTheInternet hitting theatres this November! Such an amazing experience to be a part of this project with such great creators and the cast,” Gadot tweeted.
Shank is a tough and talented driver in an intense and gritty online racing game called Slaughter Race in the film. Ralph and Vanellope encounter Shank and her unusual cohorts when they venture to the internet in search of a replacement part for Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush.
“She is the coolest character in this world of Slaughter Race,” director Rich Moore said in a statement.
“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,” he added.
Elaborating her character, Gadot said: ?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.?
According to director/writer Phil Johnston, Gadot adds extraordinary dimension to the character.
“There’s so much texture to her voice and so much living in her voice,? he said.
“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 film also features the voices of John C. Reilly as Ralph, and Sarah Silverman as Vanellope.