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Old January 6 2014, 12:51 PM   #661
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

I never get tired of these comparison pictures between Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter and Jamie Alexander.


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Old January 6 2014, 02:06 PM   #662
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I believe that Jamie Alexander either turned down the role or Wonder Woman who said she would if asked, becasue she thinks it's not a very serious part.
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Old January 6 2014, 04:32 PM   #663
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

In retrospect even Lynda Carter doesn't look the part.
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Old January 6 2014, 04:36 PM   #664
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^ I've always thought of her as the quintessential Wonder Woman.
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Old January 6 2014, 04:41 PM   #665
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^ I've always thought of her as the quintessential Wonder Woman.
Like Christopher Reeve a lot of it can be traced back to what you grew up with. I was never big on the series so I never gave it a lot of thought. But later as I saw more of Wonder Women in comics and other media I found Lynda Carter didn't gel with the impression of the character I was getting. I think the DCAU Wonder Woman feature from a few years ago as well as other appearances in the animated features is much better than any live-action depiction I had ever seen before, and that definitely includes Lynda Carter.
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Old January 6 2014, 04:48 PM   #666
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I'm the opposite. I often find myself comparing the comic or animated versions of Wonder Woman to Carter and find them lacking. It's a combination of having gotten too attached to her as well as thinking that she captured the character perfectly. That never happened with Christopher Reeve.
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Old January 6 2014, 06:13 PM   #667
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She's a warrior from an island of immortal warriors. She should look like she spent her life training and generally looking like she's ready to kick butt at a moments notice, not spending time trying to look good in a bikini.
A trained warrior... like a soldier maybe? Hmm... if only they could cast somebody who'd spent two years serving in a real-life military...
Yeah, she totally looks like a soldier I know she was in the military for two years, but you could never tell by looking at her, and that's what we're talking about. Regardless of what she did in real life, it obviously hasn't effected how she looks nowadays, and probably didn't effect her build that much at the time. She would need to look like a warrior now, and having once been in the military years ago means less than nothing.

Maybe if WW was going around shooting people, Gadot could look capable with a gun or something. But, even if it turned out her military training included reflecting bullets with bracelets, training with swords, shields, arrows and other ancient weapons and a heavy emphasis on old style unarmed combat that she trained in daily since she was a child (all three scenarios I find very unlikely) her being in the military does not qualify her for WW. Even if my blatantly rediculous (but WW accurate) requirements for what she did in the military were correct, she'd just be a twig that could kind of fight like WW. Now, goyer will probably just have her punching stuff, which would be unbelievable enough, but the more combat oriented skills of WW are things to consider, although not as important to this discussion as the fact that she doesn't look like she could beat up a 5 year old, much less have been training since childhood, or even young adulthood, as any kind of fighter.

Also, from wikipedia

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Throughout her two-year service term in the Israel Defense Forces, she also worked as model.
Yeah, I'm sure she looked totally different when she was in the military, and because of it she's totally qualified to be WW Now wikipedia could be wrong, but it has a link to the source of the info, which is on a page with an interview with her that looks legitimate, the page says she joined the military after becoming a model and that she was still modeling during her service. So, even when the woman was a soldier, she was still a skinny model.
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Old January 6 2014, 06:26 PM   #668
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

Can you find something in another thread to baselessly bitch about? We're tired of it here.

Or better yet, find something in another thread you actually like instead of bitching about everything?
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Old January 6 2014, 06:49 PM   #669
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Can you find something in another thread to baselessly bitch about? We're tired of it here.

Or better yet, find something in another thread you actually like instead of bitching about everything?
I just keep responding to people who are responding to me. Also, I don't bitch about everything, far from it. But, I'm not going to choose what I post based off of not wanting to disagree or if disagreement annoys people who don't like people disagreeing with them. God forbid there be differing opinions on the internet
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Old January 6 2014, 06:54 PM   #670
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You're derailing this thread, don't you see that?! There are people out there who are genuinely interested in discussing how Gadot will fit in as Wonder Woman and you're stupid bitching is driving them away.
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Old January 6 2014, 07:12 PM   #671
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Can you find something in another thread to baselessly bitch about? We're tired of it here.

Or better yet, find something in another thread you actually like instead of bitching about everything?
Also, I don't bitch about everything, far from it.
post proof or retract. I think you'll find the majority of the people on this forum know you for one thing.
But, I'm not going to choose what I post based off of not wanting to disagree or if disagreement annoys people who don't like people disagreeing with them. God forbid there be differing opinions on the internet
That's fine. We've heard your opinion. Repeatedly. In stupefying length. We find your opinions pointless and a drag on the thread. Go find something else to bitch about until you actually have something new and interesting to add here.
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Old January 6 2014, 07:15 PM   #672
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Can you find something in another thread to baselessly bitch about? We're tired of it here.

Or better yet, find something in another thread you actually like instead of bitching about everything?
Also, I don't bitch about everything, far from it.
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Old January 6 2014, 07:25 PM   #673
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Re: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

I'm trying to figure out the basis for your opinion.

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I've formed an opinion based off available evidence. She's too small, and her most well known previous role was the complete opposite of WW and poorly acted (although no one could have made that junk work). Outside of joke casting someone, she's one of the worst choices they could have made and still cast someone who looked remotely like WW.
Have you ever done any physical exercise? If so, what was your age when you did it? What type of exercise did you perform? How long and with what frequency did you do keep with the exercise? What was your calorie and fat intake during the exercise period?

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Why is it such a big deal? My opinion doesn't effect your enjoyment of her casting. To me, she's a horrible choice, and almost certainly a horrible actress anyway. She's also in the sequel to an extremely mediocre movie, with a character written by a guy who has written maybe one good female character, ever. She fails in every category, and she has nothing to work with anyway. That's just my opinion, but I didn't just pull it out of thin air. I just arrived at a different conclusion based off what I saw and what I think about superheroes than you did.
Have you ever done any directing? Have you ever done any acting? If you have acted, how many directors have you worked with? If it was more than one director, were the directors of differing backgrounds with regards to training, style, etc.?
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Old January 6 2014, 07:56 PM   #674
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You're derailing this thread, don't you see that?! There are people out there who are genuinely interested in discussing how Gadot will fit in as Wonder Woman and you're stupid.
Fixed that for you.
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Old January 6 2014, 09:21 PM   #675
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Who remembers what the "real" Guy Gardner used to call Wonder Woman?
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