This is old news for most of you, but Gal Gadot as Wonder Women really? She will be cast to play Wonder Women in the Superman Vs. Batman movie rumored to come out this summer. Now I read all I could find about this subject before posting my two sense and after soaking up the info available... it seems most people are against this. I am as well but only partially. Before I get into that I will put what I learned from various sites and put it altogether into one useful post. I swear most post I came across was vague with not too information but the obvious headline. Let me show you how it's done.
Who's Gal Gadot?
To be fair she is a former Miss Israel and best known as part of the Fast & Furious franchise, Gadot is very beautiful, and also very thin(more on that later). Gadot served in the Israeli army for two years. She's 5'9" (5'8" depending where you look) tall and that is a good thing. Gadot may just be tall enough to play Wonder Woman.
Why all the negative hoopla about her playing Wonder woman? Well I'll try to explain this so even you people who never read a Wonder Women comic can understand. The obvious one is her very thin frame. I'm not talking about her bra size. I mean her overall physique. Yes I know we male artist seem to always draw women well endowed in all areas. Realistically women are rarely shaped like Kim Kardashian or even Jessica Biel in all areas. A girl may have great legs and butt and no boobs or have all that and a non attractive face. You don't normally get all that together. I say this to point out that I realize finding a actress to match up with the comic book version of a female icon like Wonder Women could be a daunting. On top of that if she does fit Wonder Woman physically to a perfect tee she may not be able to act. However I do think that DC went the cheap route hopping to score big with someone who may have talent but not a high price tag.
Gal Gadot did beat out to Olga Kurylenko and Elodie Young. All these women are a slender fit though. Elodie and Olga are a bit more beefy compared to the winner. The one thing they all have in common is that exotic look with that 5'9" height or taller. Elodie is the most combat experienced, she practiced karate for about ten years. Why all the fuss about the body type of this character? I will not join the Diana(Wonder Woman) needs to have DD cups bandwagon. If a actress has that fine, but I am more concerned with her over all thickness. Wonder Woman should have a athletic curvy build which evokes power and sexuality. When I say sexuality I mean she looks pleasing to the male eye buy she isn't trying to be sexy. She means business but has compassion and an unawareness of how hot she is in that outfit. So she's not one of those girls constantly flicking her hair or looking at a mirror.If there was actress I would say could play Wonder Women hands down it would be Lucy Lawless during her younger days as "Zena the Warrior Princess" seen below.
Zach Snider is the director and most people don't have faith in his ability to bring Wonder Woman to the big screen in a good way. One blogger went as far to say that his movies are filled with female subjugation and rapey depictions. He is known for Sucker Punch, 300, Man Of Steel and Dawn Of Dead to name a few. I liked most of movies he did so I'm not as hard on him as most. I will say that he has his work cut for him because Wonder Women has layers to her and she's not just eye candy. You can't treat her like a Sucker Punch character.
This is why I am partially wary of Gal Gadot playing Wonder Women. For one, as a comic book reader I expect the characters especially the MAIN CHARACTERS to closely resemble the comic book. You people that have never picked up a comic book just don't get it. You people that never payed attention to this stuff until it appeared on the big screen I can't take what you say seriously. I do find you annoying. You guys harp on sexual reasons for everything and say it doesn't matter how this person looks (particularly the females). That argument makes no sense. For example If I went to see a movie about someone playing sports legend Joe Montana I expect him to be white, tall with a quarterback physique and accurate (enough)with the football. I should not see a short guy or a black guy playing him no matter how talented a actor they are. This is why comic enthusiast griping about their characters is valid. Am I the only one that can look at something objectively like this? I think because, comic books are mostly a visual platform it gets mishandled by some people and misunderstood by even more for obvious reasons.
If Gadot gives a masterful performance and resembles Diana more then I thought she would, I will admit I was a bit off. It is possible she steals the show from Superman and Batman. Superman "actor Henry Cavill" I see weighted down by all that baggage he is carrying from Man Of Steel. It was a attempt to make him a little darker and more interesting. Batman is already in a dark place but Ben Afleck is at the helm. Ben is a Oscar winner but Batman is not a easy character to make believable. Former Batman Christian Bale admits he thought the Batman suit looked stupid and had to do a growl voice to make himself believe in the character. Wow, I thought he was the best Batman ever. From reading that excerpt it seems he almost did not get the character.That being said I wish Gal Gadot the best and want her to know this is nothing personal I just want the best woman to play this icon. I hope you knock it out the park and prove me and the nay Sayers wrong. I'm not a director so I will assume that Zach, DC and Hollywood at least have a idea what they are doing. Do you have a opinion on this? Who would you have cast as Wonder Women?
Okay, Gal Gadot does look close enough with this picture. Just please don't let them turn you into a bimbo.