Set to make her first live action film appearance in the upcoming Batman V Superman, Wonder Woman is one of the most recognisable comic book characters of all time. Can she pull off her own movie?
After months of speculation about whether Wonder Woman would even be in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, it has been confirmed that Gal Gadot, best known for her role in the Fast and the furious franchise, has got the role.
First off, even if Gadot is excellent in the role, this cast is getting pretty crowded and with a movie that now has at least three superheroes, with more rumoured to appear, what hope do any of the supporting characters have. Even though as a fan I have personally always preferred DC to Marvel, I have to admit Marvel studios have done a better job of creating a shared cinematic universe. They may be calling this a sequel to Man of Steel, but it is looking more and more like a rushed Justice League movie.
As for the casting, it’s hard to deny that there are plenty of actresses that would have been better for the role. Hopefully Gadot’s audition was amazing and she deserved the part, but it seems like casting a young, model with little acting experience might not be the best idea considering Wonder Woman has to appeal to both women and men. It’s a common complaint in movies that really slim women are cast to preform really elaborate fight scenes that no one actually believes they’d be able to do. If she is going to have to stand next to Batman and Superman she better beef up and look the part. On that topic, the costume is probably going to need a serious update if they want it to be taken seriously in this gritty DC universe. Short shorts probably aren’t going to cut it.
A lot of fans wanted Gina Carano to play the Amazon warrior, which would have been a pretty interesting casting considering that Carano is a MMA fighter. Gadot and Carano both come from the Fast and the Furious films, but it’s easy to see why Carano would be the more fitting choice and she actually does resemble both the comic book character and the actress who played Wonder Woman in the TV series. Personally, I thought they should go older and cast a more experienced actress like Kate Beckinsale. Still, since the casting is official it’s only far that Gadot is given a chance to prove everyone wrong and hopefully Wonder Woman’s first live action movie appearance will be memorable for the right reasons.
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