There comes a time in every nerds life when you just realize that no amount of complaining is gonna fix anything. This time I am tired of being upset about the new Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie that is coming out. They released the image of the new Wonder Woman being played by Gal Gadot and when I saw it I just sighed in defeat. Okay. I get it. You don’t want Wonder Woman to look cool or threatening in the least. I was hoping that Gadot would at the very least put on some extra pounds but so far it looks like they are going with a very thin woman that appears to be in a Halloween outfit. While it isn’t close to as bad as that series that never aired it still doesn’t scream Wonder Woman to me. It does scream Xena: Warrior Princess though.
I know which WW look they are going for. I also know that Superman and Batman look very different from their comic book counterpoints. That isn’t what I’m bitching about. While WW is one of the most popular superheroes of all time she has yet to have a movie based off of her and the only series that had any form of success was over 30 years ago. You can’t just throw a skinny chick in a leather outfit out there and go “Here’s Wonder Woman. Deal with it.” Sadly, or maybe not so sadly, I still think that the closest anyone has come to having a decent looking WW is the porn star Kimberly Kane in that XXX movie based around superheroes.
I had to use another image because in previous posts I have used the same one. Plus I just love seeing any woman dressed as WW if it is done well. In a previous post I said that I was going to hold judgment until I saw Gadot in costume and now that I have I’m disappointed. It just makes no sense that a porn star looks more like WW than an actress that will likely make more for this role than Kane will in her entire career. And don’t even get me started on who they have playing Lex Luthor. That shit is already driving me crazy.