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Old December 5 2013, 03:59 AM   #76
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Everybody's an armchair casting director . . . .
Yeah, that about sums it up.
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Old December 5 2013, 04:08 AM   #77
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My friend Yasmine Petty is also a model. Funny how she does not have to do this.
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Don't mean to bust your chops Christopher, but I want someone who looks like a woman playing Wonder Woman, not a stick figure. Don't you?
I'm pleased to see that the culture is changing to allow more variety in model types, but it should be screamingly obvious that human beings are capable of changing their weight and build. Just because not all models are rail-thin does not prove that a rail-thin model must be naturally that way, or that it's somehow physically impossible for her to gain weight and muscle tone. This is a totally ridiculous objection.
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Old December 5 2013, 04:36 AM   #78
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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!?
Mr. Mom, no less, in a movie directed by the guy who did Pee-Wee's Big Adventure!

I was at a big convention the weekend that was announced. I thought the poor Warner Bros. flack was going to be tarred and feathered. Everyone was convinced that the movie was going to be spoof like the 1966 show and be the biggest bomb ever. Fans were outraged, I tell you. Outraged!

Then the movie was a monster hit . . . .
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Old December 5 2013, 05:15 AM   #79
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Although I still cannot look at Michael Keaton and see Bruce Wayne. No reason a comedian in general couldn't have pulled it off; comedians often make excellent dramatic actors. Heck, Diedrich Bader made an awesome Batman. But Michael Keaton? After all these years, I simply do not see it.

But Ms. Gadot is still an unknown quantity. At the moment, I can't see her as Wonder Woman, but I haven't seen her actually play the role yet, so I have no legitimate basis for an opinion one way or the other. The proof of the pudding is in the tasting, not in glancing at the menu.
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Old December 5 2013, 06:00 AM   #80
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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.
DC's Amazons have always been Greco-centric: worshiping the Greek gods, speaking a dialect of Greek and using Greek styles in their architecture. I would surmise any sculpture created by them would be in the Greek idea.
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Old December 5 2013, 06:07 AM   #81
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So it's now becoming the Justice League movie.
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Old December 5 2013, 06:44 AM   #82
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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.
My friend Yasmine Petty is also a model. Funny how she does not have to do this.
No offense to your friend, but she's not exactly the body type one sees on the runways at the major fashion shows in Milan, Paris, New York, and London.
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Old December 5 2013, 08:06 AM   #83
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Yikes. Horribly skinny, no boobs, tattooed, and only vaguely cute (but by no means beautiful).
Lynda Carter may have had no ass, but she was a true beauty (and stacked, to boot). This woman can't carry her halter top.
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Old December 5 2013, 09:27 AM   #84
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I think that she is a great choice. She is a beautiful woman and an under rated actress who will most likely end up doing a great job.
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Old December 5 2013, 10:07 AM   #85
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Funny how there's an expectation among comics/genre fans that Wonder Woman should be very athletic / muscular when in the comics she has pretty much always had the same lingerie model body as every other super-heroine.
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Old December 5 2013, 10:13 AM   #86
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Funny how there's an expectation among comics/genre fans that Wonder Woman should be very athletic / muscular when in the comics she has pretty much always had the same lingerie model body as every other super-heroine.
She's still been more or less shown to have some "body" and curves to her. Gal is a beautiful woman, but she's not Wonder Woman. Maybe if she gains about 30-pounds of muscle or something but, really, I just don't see it at all.
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Old December 5 2013, 10:16 AM   #87
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She's still been more or less shown to have some "body" and curves to her. Gal is a beautiful woman, but she's not Wonder Woman. Maybe if she gains about 30-pounds of muscle or something but, really, I just don't see it at all.
Adding 15 kilos of muscle does not add "curves" to a woman. And again, which was my point, Wonder Woman is not and has almost never portrayed as a muscular female bodybuilder. I expect her to look fit and slightly athletic, just like she does in the comics.
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Old December 5 2013, 10:18 AM   #88
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She's still been more or less shown to have some "body" and curves to her. Gal is a beautiful woman, but she's not Wonder Woman. Maybe if she gains about 30-pounds of muscle or something but, really, I just don't see it at all.
Adding 15 kilos of muscle does not add "curves" to a woman. And again, which was my point, Wonder Woman is not and has almost never portrayed as a muscular female bodybuilder. I expect her to look fit and slightly athletic, just like she does in the comics.
Muscle was the wrong word there, but better option than "fat", still more weight on the woman would go a long way to giving her looks and curves of Wonder Woman who, yeah, while not always muscular (depending on the artist) at least has curves. And not arms/legs like toothpicks and the boobs of a 13-year-old girl.

Again, I think Gal is a gorgeous woman. She's just not Wonder Woman.
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Old December 5 2013, 10:21 AM   #89
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She looks like Wonder Woman to me.
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She has plenty of curves in her Castro lingerie vid on YouTube. And just because she isn't rocking DD breasts, doesn't make her have the "tits of a 13 year old".
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