Gadot is looking to diversify her portfolio. Gadot is looking to diversify her portfolio. Gadot is looking to diversify her portfolio. (Photo: Mike Coppola / Getty Images)

While Gadot waits for 'Wonder Woman' sequel, she may head to lowest point on earth

The Israeli actress may star with Bradley Cooper in 'Deeper.'

Fresh off her debut gig hosting "Saturday Night Live," Israeli actress Gal Gadot has some time on her hands.

The director Patty Jenkins and her team of writers are already hard at work on the script for "Wonder Woman 2" and they hope to start filming that next summer. Meanwhile, Gadot has time to film one or two movies before principal photography begins on the superhero sequel. According to reports out of Hollywood, where Gadot and her family recently relocated from Tel Aviv, there are two movies that she's circling, and it's quite possible she has the bandwidth to do both.

The first is called "Deeper" and stars Bradley Cooper as a disgraced astronaut who embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, believed to be the lowest point on earth. He encounters an increasing level of danger and soon finds himself in a fight against mysterious forces. Think "Stranger Things" meets "Titanic." Written by 32-year-old American screenwriter Max Landis, the film is actually in a similar vein to "Gravity" and "The Martian," if those movies about being lost in space took place miles below ground instead of above it. They hope to start filming this movie before the end of the year.

Actor Bradley Cooper walks the red carpet of the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival. Actor Bradley Cooper walks the red carpet of the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival. (Photo: Visual China / Getty Images)

The second film that Gadot might join is called “Ruin." It's being directed by Justin Kurzel, who helmed last year's "Assassin's Creed" movie.

A post-WWII revenge thriller, the film is being compared to Quentin Tarantino's “Inglorious Basterds." Determined to atone for his crimes during the war, a former German captain hunts down the surviving members of his battalion to mete out justice. It's unclear at this time what role Gadot would play in this saga. This film hopes for an early 2018 production start.

Gadot is clearly trying to diversify her roles so as not to be pigeonholed into one genre for the rest of her burgeoning career. In addition to her role as Wonder Woman in the D.C. Comics universe, she's starred in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, the dramas "Criminal" and "Triple 9," and last summer's spy comedy "Keeping Up with the Joneses." The Wonder Woman sequel is due out in theaters in December 2019, and will go head to head with "Star Wars: Episode IX."

In the meantime, expect to see Gadot next while she's out promoting the "Justice League" movie, which opens Nov. 17 worldwide.

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