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Disney's Next Live-Action Remake Is Even Riskier After Gal Gadot's Netflix Failure
2023/09/07

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Gal Gadot's casting in Disney's next live-action offering, , could be a bad sign after her recent Netflix failure, . Audience and critic enthusiasm for Disney remakes has been flagging in some quarters as the movie giant continues to release mostly uninspired remakes of its classic animated films. This means could already be on precarious footing, and Gadot's casting as the Evil Queen only raises more questions about how it will be received.

follows a lackluster performance from this year's live-action adaptation of

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, starring Halle Bailey, which found itself lagging behind other Disney remakes at the box office. In another worrying sign, adapting 1937's has already proven controversial, with actor for its casting of people without dwarfism. Disney responded that it wasto the dwarfs. Although casting a big-name actress like Wonder Woman star Gadot might initially seem to be a strategy to paper over some of these problems, it could in fact actually make matters more risky.

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's prospects could be rescued with a strong cast, but the filmmakers' choice of lead actresses isn't a particularly good omen. Rachel Zegler is playing the Disney Princess herself, but her role comes after her recent movie, . Similarly, Gal Gadot, who has been cast as the villainous Evil Queen, recently struggled to impress critics with her latest major role in the Netflix movie , a glossy spy thriller that largely failed to make a dent on the movie scene.

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