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Old December 5 2013, 01:55 AM   #61
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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...but she looks like a strong breeze could knock her over.
She looks that way because that's what models are expected to look like. They generally don't come that way to begin with, but make an ongoing effort to keep their weight down. An actress hired to play a superheroine, by contrast, will naturally adopt a different training and dietary regimen in order to bulk up.


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Personally I'm glad they're going for a cuter Lynda Carter-style WW for this. I've never really cared for the bulkier female wrestler-style WW who seemed to be completely lacking in any of the charm and personality that Carter brought to the role.
Which Wonder Woman actress are we alluding to here...?
That's a good question. Fan films and parodies aside, the only prior actresses to play Wonder Woman in live action have been Cathy Lee Crosby, Lynda Carter, and Adrianne Palicki.
Cathy Lee looked great as Wonder Woman, and she's 5'7" according to IMDB and doesn't look much more muscular than Ms Gadot. http://cleveland854321.blogspot.kr/2...hen-women.html
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Old December 5 2013, 02:03 AM   #62
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

So I guess S vs B is a bit of a backdoor Justice League intro? For those that don't remember her from the F&F films she was Han's girlfriend in the later films.


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In response to the people who think Ms. Gadot is frail and weak: She did a 2-year stint in the Israeli Army.
My understanding is that everyone in Israel does a stint in the army.
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Old December 5 2013, 02:03 AM   #63
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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Question: How is her name pronounced? I've been assuming "Gah-doe," but that'd be the French way and she's Israeli.
Exactly like it's written - Ga-dot, with an emphasis on the second syllable.
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Old December 5 2013, 02:05 AM   #64
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

Yeah... I just don't see Wonder Woman coming from her.
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Old December 5 2013, 02:07 AM   #65
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Personally I'm glad they're going for a cuter Lynda Carter-style WW for this. I've never really cared for the bulkier female wrestler-style WW who seemed to be completely lacking in any of the charm and personality that Carter brought to the role.
Which Wonder Woman actress are we alluding to here...?
It's probably a reference to some of the fan casting choices rather than any actress who actually played Wonder Woman.
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Old December 5 2013, 02:13 AM   #66
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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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
To be fair, Christian Bale also looked pretty frail and weak when he was cast as Batman...



There's no reason why she couldn't put on some muscle for the role. Male superhero actors do it all the time.
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Old December 5 2013, 02:14 AM   #67
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

With this news I think this is still how the movie will shape up. Well, maybe not the rock ballad.
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Old December 5 2013, 02:19 AM   #68
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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
To be fair, Christian Bale also looked pretty frail and weak when he was cast as Batman...



There's no reason why she couldn't put on some muscle for the role. Male superhero actors do it all the time.
Demi Moore and Linda Hamilton are two actresses who spring to mind.
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Old December 5 2013, 02:33 AM   #69
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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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
To be fair, Christian Bale also looked pretty frail and weak when he was cast as Batman...



There's no reason why she couldn't put on some muscle for the role. Male superhero actors do it all the time.
Demi Moore and Linda Hamilton are two actresses who spring to mind.
In Bale's case, he lost a ton of weight for that role, so, losing the weight was probably tougher than putting it back on. A closer analogy would probably be Chris Hemsworth putting on the bulk for Thor
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Old December 5 2013, 02:43 AM   #70
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Yeah... I just don't see Wonder Woman coming from her.
Lots of people said the same thing about Christopher Reeve and Superman. And Heath Ledger and the Joker. And countless others.


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In Bale's case, he lost a ton of weight for that role, so, losing the weight was probably tougher than putting it back on. A closer analogy would probably be Chris Hemsworth putting on the bulk for Thor
Again, though -- Gadot is a model. Models in this day and age are required to reduce their weight to an absurd, unhealthy degree and keep it down at all costs. So it's actually a pretty perfect analogy.
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Old December 5 2013, 02:58 AM   #71
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

Gadot is ex Israeli Defense Force as well, and served as a sports trainer during that time. We already know Henry Cavill's regimen was extensive for "Man of Steel". Ben Affleck is going through a similar routine now currently, so no doubt they will prepare something for Gadot. I'm unfamiliar with her work...but I'm sure she will be just fine.
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Old December 5 2013, 03:00 AM   #72
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I like her accent. I hope they won't have her reduce it or Americanize it for the movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohGDzCykkaU

and another interview about FF6, more off the cuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nDuDnYAKjY
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Old December 5 2013, 03:16 AM   #73
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

Not so long so:

"Chris Evans CAN'T play Captain America! He already played the Human Torch."

"Who is this Chris Hemsworth guy? We demand Alexander Skarsgard as Thor! Hemsworth can't play a Viking; he's Australian!"

"Daniel Craig can't play James Bond! It's James Bond, not 'James Blond.'"

Moral: Never trust the internet on such matters. Everybody's an armchair casting director . . . .
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Old December 5 2013, 03:28 AM   #74
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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Not so long so:

"Chris Evans CAN'T play Captain America! He already played the Human Torch."

"Who is this Chris Hemsworth guy? We demand Alexander Skarsgard as Thor! Hemsworth can't play a Viking; he's Australian!"

"Daniel Craig can't play James Bond! It's James Bond, not 'James Blond.'"

Moral: Never trust the internet on such matters. Everybody's an armchair casting director . . . .
Then before the Internet, there was the angst and hair pulling over a comedian playing Batman. A Comedian!?
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Everybody's an armchair casting director . . . .
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