Howdy ladies and gents, time for some superhero-related film news and after several uninteresting new stories I FINALLY have something to talk about! For the longest time DC and Warner Bros. have been hinting about new Justice League elements being added to the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film and now it seems like after all the rumours, something has come out as concrete. The following information comes from superherohype:
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“Warner Bros. has announced this morning that Gal Gadot, most well known for appearing in the “Fast & Furious” films, has landed the role of Wonder Woman/Diane Prince in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman film.
In a statement, Zack Snyder stated: “Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”
Batman vs. Superman will feature the return of Henry Cavill as Superman, facing off against Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Also starring Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne, the Zack Snyder-directed Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on July 17, 2015.”
Well damn! Did not see this coming at all. I thought DC and Warner Bros. were still too afraid to venture outside of their boundaries with Batman and Superman films, but now they’re ACTUALLY doing it. These studio people and filmmakers are actually taking the first steps towards creating their own cinematic universe of DC characters. Now we finally have someone cast as Wonder Woman, and how do we feel about this? Erm, I’m not quite sure.
To be honest I am happy that at least ONE member of the JLA is finally making their film debut and it is great that is such an important female figure like Wonder Woman. But at the same the time it does raise some questions like 1) How much involvement will she have in this new film? And 2) Will she be fully introduced with a backstory or will she just be dropped in?
Also there is the choice of actress. Now Gal Gadot, she is a gorgeous woman, no doubt about that, Gadot has an incredibly beautiful face and a slender body. However I’m not sure if she is WW material. I mean I’ve only known her from the Fast & Furious series and she’s alright in those films, but I’ve not really seen her in much else to judge her acting skills. Also no offence to her but she is very on the slim side, anyone that knows WW knows that she is a strong and firm-bodied woman with tone and muscle too and in order to embody this role, Gadot is seriously gonna have to put on some weight and gym it up to the maximum. And lastly does Gadot have combat experience? Besides some of the action bits in the F&F films, I’ve never seen her in any proper fighting or combat-based stuff. WW is all about the combat, hand-to-hand combat and being able to move around with all the superhuman strength and agility. I hope Gadot will get some proper training and learn to fight hardcore, Gina Carano style and then some.
Overall while I’m glad they cast someone as WW, at the same time I’m not sure Gadot is the right choice. Hey I’m not hating, just expressing my opinion. I’m still kind of sad that Jaimie Alexander won’t be taking up the role because I think she has the screen presence, action experience and acting talent to pull off such a role. However I’m happy for Gadot and I hope she will do okay.
So now onto you people of the internet, what do you think of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman? Are you down with her in the role or did you hope for someone else? Whatever your thoughts, drop them in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next review! 😀 😀