When it was revealed that Wonder Woman was going to be a character in the increasingly inaccurately titled 'Batman vs. Superman' and that 'Fast and Furious' franchise actress Gal Gadot would be taking the glowing reins, fan response was exactly what you'd expect it to be. But now we can start to cut through the noise. For the first time since landing the part, Gadot has spoken about taking on such an iconic role.
It looks like the 'Batman vs. Superman' casting rumors are true! After various reports and speculations that Wonder Woman would be joining Batman and Superman in director Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' follow-up, the character has been confirmed and actress Gal Gadot has been cast in the role!
One of the best parts of the 'Thor' movies is Jaimie Alexander's Sif, one of Thor's female fighting companions who's just as badass as her male counterparts. And while we wait for Marvel to pull the trigger on a female-centric superhero movie, Alexander herself has hinted that she's been talking to Warner Bros. about joining up with their superhero team as well. Could Alexander be Wonder Woman, perhaps?
It's no secret that Warner Bros. has had trouble making a 'Wonder Woman' movie and they'd much very like that to change. To that end, Warner Bros. executives recently met with 'Bridesmaids' and 'The Heat' director Paul Feig, who pitched them a take on 'Wonder Woman' that would've been more in line with the 'Iron Man' movies. So, how did it go?
Despite many attempts, Warner Bros. has yet to get a 'Wonder Woman' movie made. Marvel has made a movie featuring a talking raccoon with a machine gun before Warner Bros. has been able to figure out how to get 'Wonder Woman' - their third most well-known superhero property - made. It's something that hasn't been lost of comic fans and now Warner Bros. is admitting publicly the lack of a 'Wonder Woman' movie has been a "missed opportunity" and that they "need" to adapt 'Wonder Woman' as soon as possible.
While Warner Bros. can't seem to get a 'Wonder Woman' movie off the ground (despite a script once written by current Marvel godfather Joss Whedon, himself), some fans have taken matters into their own hands. Sam Balcomb spent the majority of 2013 creating this 'Wonder Woman' fan trailer, hoping to show Hollywood that it can, and should, be done.
Batman, Superman, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, even the Guardians of the Galaxy -- all of these superheroes have gotten their own films, but where is Wonder Woman? A character arguably just as iconic as her male peers, Wonder Woman has seemingly been left in the dust. How is it that we live in a world where a superhero movie with an animated, talking, gun-firing raccoon is more believable and relatable than a female superhero? What is wrong with everyone?
With the arrival of 'Man of Steel' in theaters this weekend comes the next major superhero franchise, as well as the first legitimate step toward an eventual 'Justice League' movie. So are we soon going to see different DC Comics characters make their way to the big screen? Indications are yes, but how soon?