Iconic comic book character Wonder Woman is being made an honorary United Nations ambassador.
Shortly before the DC superhero celebrates her 75th birthday in December, she will be sworn in as “UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls” at a ceremony at the UN’s headquarters in New York City on October 31.
The ceremony will be attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and several “surprise guests”, Comic Book Resources reports. Fans are already speculating that these could include Lynda Carter, who famously played Wonder Woman on TV, and Gal Gadot, who now portrays her on the big screen.
Gadot’s debut as the iconic comic book character in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice was widely praised, with many fans suggesting she should have been given more screen time. Next year Gadot will front her own Wonder Woman movie which she has said will be “pretty dark”. Directed by Monster‘s Patty Jenkins and co-starring Chris Pine, it’s set for release on June 23.
Carter, a former Miss World USA, starred as Wonder Woman in a popular US TV series that ran from 1975 to 1979. An unseen pilot for a TV reboot was shot in 2011 but NBC decided not to order a full series.