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Old December 4 2013, 07:02 PM   #17
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

In response to the people who think Ms. Gadot is frail and weak: She did a 2-year stint in the Israeli Army. Okay, she was a "sports trainer" in the army according to Wikipedia, so we're not exactly talking special forces, but I assume there was quite a physical fitness regimen nonetheless. And apparently she's successfully portrayed an action heroine in several of the Fast and Furious films.

The fact is, people don't have to be bulky to be strong. We've been brainwashed by bodybuilders and comic-book artists to assume that, but genuinely strong people, those whose muscles are for everyday use rather than display, are often quite wiry.

And yes, Wonder Woman is supposed to be 6'0", but then, Wolverine's supposed to be 5'3" and Hugh Jackman is a foot taller. And movies have been faking actors' and actresses' heights for generations.

Anyway, Ms. Gadot is 5'9", which is the same height as Jaimie Alexander, and half an inch shorter than Lynda Carter.
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