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Old December 4 2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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Old December 4 2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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Old December 4 2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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Well, Hollywood found its skinny waif to play Wonder Woman.
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Old December 4 2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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Well, she does kind of look Greek.
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Old December 4 2013, 07:21 PM   #5
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the movie is getting awfully crowded! I also hope they beef her up a little.
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Old December 4 2013, 07:28 PM   #6
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We don't know how big a role Diana has in the film, it might just be a minor role.

Heck, we don't even know if Luthor's going to be in this.
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Old December 4 2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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There's no reason why Wonder Woman should look Greek. In mythology, the Amazons were the enemies of the Greeks. The whole point of them was that they were a barbarian culture from a remote, alien land and represented the "evil" opposite of Greek gender values. In mythology, they're generally said to be from Scythia -- the modern Ukraine -- or Turkey, though some sources put them in Libya instead. They may have been inspired by real-life Asian horse nomad cultures from the region, in which gender roles would've been fairly egalitarian. So if anything, one should expect Amazons to be more Middle Eastern or Central/Southwest Asian.

Although DC Amazons are a multiethnic nation of refugees from cultures all over the world, at least in the post-Crisis/pre-New 52 era. Not to mention that Diana was molded from clay, so heredity really isn't a factor for her.

Anyway, looking into Gal Godot online, I'd say she'll need to put on a fair amount of muscle for the role. Otherwise, she could pull off the look, but I don't know whether she's a good actress.
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Old December 4 2013, 07:36 PM   #8
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She's got a nice facial look for Wonder Woman/Diana, but, I'd like to see her thicker at least in the arms
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Old December 4 2013, 07:40 PM   #9
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I worry about her height at only 5'9 she will be dwarfed by Cavill and Affleck. Not what I picture when I picture WW. She will also need to hit the gym more than a little.
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Old December 4 2013, 07:45 PM   #10
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Can't say I remember her much from the F&F films, but she's definitely cute as hell and I'm sure will look great in the costume.

And the fact they're announcing the casting like this makes me think it must be more than just a cameo at the end. Otherwise they'd probably try to keep the whole thing quiet for as long as possible.
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Old December 4 2013, 07:46 PM   #11
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Meh. Never heard of her. So, I can't muster a strong opinion.
Though, I worry that they are really packing in all of these characters. Snyder isn't someone that I think handles story well, so... Call me skeptical that this is a good idea. But, it's all in the execution. Which I also don't think Snyder is very good at. So...
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Old December 4 2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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Icemizer wrote: View Post
I worry about her height at only 5'9 she will be dwarfed by Cavill and Affleck. Not what I picture when I picture WW. She will also need to hit the gym more than a little.
Agree.

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Old December 4 2013, 07:49 PM   #13
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Some google shots of her look good, like when she's working out, but in empire's picture, she seems way to frail and weak
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Old December 4 2013, 07:49 PM   #14
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I'm happy with the casting, but Wonder Woman deserves her own film. Shoehorning her into Superman vs. Batman for her first appearance would not have been my first choice.
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Old December 4 2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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She looks smaller than the Wonder Woman from that horrible TV pilot, and the TV pilot WW was too small for the role, too (although that was probably the least of the WW pilot's problems). I mean, you don't need to find a body builder style Wonder Woman (a female body builder in the role would be way too creepy) but a short, super model thin WW is just as bad. But, its a movie, so even more than TV they need to go with the atractiveness of the actress as the #1 decision for who will play DC's leading female hero, with acting ability a second and actually looking the part probably not even a consideration. That said, there are a few actresses that could have nailed all three (Sif from Thor would have been a good choice), but I'm not sure about this woman. She could be a great actor, I can't judge that yet. Then again, its the Man of Steel sequel. They could cast the perfect actress, and it would still be a David S. Goyer DC superhero film. That being the case, it really doesn't matter who they cast, its not like they'll be playing anything approaching the actual character anyway, so they might as well cast a random (and, judging from her work, most likely a relatively cheap) actress to play WW.

If nothing else, when the movie comes out JMS will probably be able to say that he no longer holds the title for the most poorly written WW ever
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