Glad as I am that Wonder Woman is getting some live-action screen time again, I do not envy Gal Gadot her job. Her role in the upcoming film Batman vs Superman will be the first time someone other than Lynda Carter has wielded the Lasso of Truth. Those are some big boots to fill.
As far as Carter’s concerned, though, she’s got Gadot’s back. In a Huffington Post interview, she spoke positively about her successor, but was cautious toward the as-of-yet-unknown screenplay.
I’m in her corner. I just hope they write well for her!…I’m very hopeful she embodies the essence of Wonder Woman. It’s less about super powers and more about heart and intellect and a sense of right and wrong with a goodness in her. Often times, writers really want to take a male superhero and dress him up as a female – and that’s just not who she is.
We’ll have to wait until May 2016 to see how this incarnation of the character turns out. In the meantime, Gadot has signed a contract with Warner Bros. to play Wonder Woman in at least three movies, one of which is supposedly a standalone. It’s promising, but still not an iron-clad confirmation of a Wonder Woman feature. Cross your fingers, but don’t hold your breath.
(via Huffington Post)
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