Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman In ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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  1. sojourner

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    You TOTALLY missed what was insulting.:guffaw:
     
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  3. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Hell of a bittersweet time for Gal Gadot: the death of a friend (Paul Walker) and the biggest break of her professional life.
     
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    Unless it's Batman and Wonder Woman fighting over who gets to be with Superman ;)
     
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    Yea, Oh My God, I just saw this on the gossip rags when I went shopping yesterday morning, it was shocking to see he had died. I came right home and googled to find out what happened. How horrible, killed in an auto accident so young, and his friend with him.
     
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    I take it you don't watch a lot of TV?
     
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    Live TV? No. I watch DVD Sets and record most stuff I watch to DVD and marathon through the season (Or half season) when it's done. Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Falling Skies and Once Upon A Time, I watch weekly, but, not live, I watch them on On Demand.

    I take it you're saying it's been all over the TVScape?
     
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    Just to expand a bit on the scene you mentioned in F & F.. she uses her model looks to get hard to come by fingerprints of the main villain and it's one of the most hilarious and cool scenes in the movie. She is using her sexuality but then it is what men respond to most to women usually and she just used her assets to speed up the process (you also got angry at the A Team for having Face? It was his main role in the team and i don't see anyone making a fuss over that).

    As to her role.. what do you want? A hulking, female MMA fighter?

    Who would fit visually for the role? I agree that she needs to bulk up for the role a bit but who's to say what her role entails and what she has to do?

    If the producers know what they're doing they won't have her squre off against Superman and give him a run for his money.. even if it works in the comics (and from what i've seen lately of her she's not much more that a well proportioned woman and not some bodybuilder) movie audiences won't buy it because of the sheer physical disparity between a bulked up Cavil and a normal sized Gadot.

    The same applies to Batman.. in most comics i've seen he has the physique of a top line bodybuilder yet every actor who portrayed him had a normal, human body and nobody cried foul because it was unbelievable that he could move through a bunch of people and defeat all of them.

    And what about Bane? Comic Bane has the stature of Hulk.. movie Bane looks more like a beefed up dude and nobody lost their marbles about it.

    So why not give her a chance and actually wait for the first results or maybe even the movie before lighting the torches and grabbing a pitchfork.
     
  9. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Audiences will usually buy it if a character has great strength from a supernatural source, even if they're physically smaller than their opponents, as long as it's played well on screen.
     
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  11. kirk55555

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    Well, if wonder woman decides to her physical attributes to, say, "distract" Lex Luthor (or whoever the villain is), we'll know that Goyer is officially trolling the world :shifty:. The scene in F&F was stupid (I've never seen a similar seen that wasn't stupid) and its about as far away from WW as you can get. WW can be subtle, and unless the writer is really bad she's not some mindless warrior. But, she wouldn't do that, so seeing her actress to that was a bad first impression, although admittedly that has little to do with her being wW outside of judging her acting ability or what her previously most well known role was.

    As for her not being able to beat up Superman, if Buffy can kick the ass of gigantic monsters then a live action WW can be written to fight Superman and be believable.

    Batman also never has the physique of a body builder, except with artists that suck at anatomy. Top line male body builders look something like this

    I doubt you'll find a version of batman that has that kind of body drawn by any halfway decent artist.

    Besides, people can accept a less muscular, normal look for some heroes. The key word is normal. Gadot isn't normal, she's a super thin supermodel. Even then, if she was cast as heroines (from either company) like Scarlet Witch, Wasp, Batgirl/Woman, Fire, Ice, or even Black Canary it wouldn't be a big deal (at least, her size wouldn't be an issue, there would still be factors like acting ability). But WW, to me, needs to be bigger than a model. She doesn't need to be a freaky bodybuilder to kick ass, but she shouldn't look like she'd lose an arm wrestling contest to a 12 year old, or be blown over in a breeze.
     
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    You are still failing to grasp the very simple concept that people can train to change their body type. It's not rocket science.
     
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    Who remembers Illyria from Angel going to town on bad guys with the power of a god?

    Tall and skinny, bloody good at her job.

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  15. The Mirrorball Man

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    Well yeah, you know, the news.
     
  16. Sindatur

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    Well, obviously the News, but, he didn't ask if I watch the News specifically (Which I don't do either anymore), he asked if I watch TV in General, which suggests someone who watches alot of TV, and not necessarily the News would still be exposed to the story, since many people watch lots of TV, but, not the News.
     
  17. kirk55555

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    She's a sentient stick. She could spend years training and probably still look like she's about to starve to death. She's also short, and even with filming tricks its a problem. She also probably doesn't have the acting ability. She's never had a role anything like WW. She's an extremely obscure actress whose only notably work was a small role in a few stupid car movies. Not only that, but every scene I can find is her being generic eye candy, stuff that's in every idiotic action movie.

    This is Wonder Woman, she should be getting a good actress who doesn't need tricks to look like WW. Instead, we get someone who will never work as the character. Best case scenario, she gets instantly recast after the movie, or WW is just dropped from the movies. Both are possible, especially with Goyer writing. At this point even a good actress will almost certainly not be able to work with his writing. I make fun of Kevin Costner, but no one could have played that moronic, horribly written Johnathon Kent any better, and no actress could have made MoS Lois Lane into anything special. WW will probably be like that, except with the extra handicap of bad casting.
     
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    Batman/Superman or Batman VS Superman isn't the official title of the film anyway. it could be called World's Finest or even Justice League for all we know.
     
  19. Sindatur

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    Gotta disagree about Amy Adams' Lois, I thought she was great. Margot Kidder was alright, And Kate Bosworth didn't appeal to me at all, so, Amy Adams, IMHO was the best Movie Lois, and I am definitely looking forward to her in a second movie
     
  20. The Mirrorball Man

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    It's almost as if you were describing Christopher Reeves in 1977 (while being deliberately insulting)