by John Buscema
Wonder Woman is finally coming to the big screen. This week it was announced that Gal Gadot would be playing Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman v. Superman.
How do I feel about that? I am happy we’re finally seeing Wonder Woman on the big screen, that’s how I feel.
How do I feel about Gadot? I’ve no point of reference. I understand she was in a couple of Fast and Furious films, but I haven’t seen them. She is getting some flack for not meeting some people’s idea of what Wonder Woman should look like, but here’s the thing: any actress cast in this role is going to see the same flack.
Marston created the character as his feminine ideal and ever since then people have been burdening the character with their own ideals. For example—and, yes, I’ve brought this up before (though maybe not here)—there are some who argue that she has to look Greek. That would make her more authentic… than the comic character.
Seriously, there are self-professed Wonder Woman fans for whom the character would look best if she didn’t look too much like the character.
How would someone cast for that? That Amazons weren’t even Greeks! They were a mythological (read: not real) people, a barbarous people who lived north of the Black Sea and were enemies of the Greeks. The Greeks apparently drew on Sarmatian women, who fought along side their men, as inspiration. Their modern descendants are the Ossetians and Gadot can certainly pass for an Ossetian woman. So, she’s got ‘authentic’ down.
Will she get the character down to? Let’s wait and see.
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Tess Fowler's take on the Disney Princesses: Apocalypse Princesses!
The picture also includes Wendy and Aurora, but Tumblr has a ten pix at a time rule.
Wonder Woman from the Super Friends cartoon
Despite the name Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, when she was first introduced, was a woman with a PhD, suggesting she was well into her twenties.
(Detective Comics 359)
In the 1970s she was elected into the United States House of Representatives, which requires candidates to be at least 25 years old.
It was noted on several occasions that Barbara was quite a bit older than Robin.
(Batman Family 7)
(Batman Family 10)
Wednesday Addams take two. More clothes under the costume (so she can keep warm without a coat) and hair pinned down better.
Better, but she still hasn’t understood that ‘serious’ doesn’t mean ‘sad.’ (You should see her passport photo!)