Gal Gadot took to Twitter this morning to announce she’s joining team Disney in their upcoming animated film, Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Gadot revealed she will be lending her voice talents to a character named Shank.
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! 🏎🏁😉 pic.twitter.com/MxLuWFPJ0L
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) August 10, 2018
In a press release, Disney reveals Shank is “a tough and talented driver in an intense and gritty online racing game called Slaughter Race.”
Gadot would elaborate on her character, “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.”
Director Phil Johnston praised Gadot’s voice acting talents, “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.”
Here’s a better look at her character:
Gadot joins a star-studded voice cast that includes John C. Reilly as Ralph, Sarah Silverman as Vanellope, Jack McBrayer as Felix, and Jane Lynch as Calhoun. The cast also includes Peter Cullen, Ming-Na Wen, Alan Tudyk, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Kelly Macdonald, Auli’i Cravalho, Taraji P. Henson, Idinia Menzel, Ed O’Neill, and Anika Noni Rose.
Here’s the official description for the film:
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not surviveRalph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way, including Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and PhilJohnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”).”
Ralph Breaks the Internet hits theaters on November 21, 2018. Just in time for Thanksgiving.