In case you missed out on the San Diego Comic Con this year, which just wrapped up one week ago today, here’s one of the sneak peeks you would have seen unveiled there.
It’s Wonder Woman!
Or at least we hope this one will stick.
It’s Director Zack Snyder’s next project with Warner Bros. and DC Comics for the coming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie starring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill returning as Superman. And they’ve decided to throw a little feminine energy into the mix.
About damn time!
So they’ve cast Gal Gadot, the exotic beauty who kicked ass in the Fast & Furious franchise, as Wonder Woman. She got up on stage in the massive Hall H at San Diego’s Comic Con, donned in full Wonder Woman duds, and showed the gawking fans what her character is going to look like. They weren’t allowed to ask questions, but merely watch as Gadot, Affleck and Cavill stood side-by-side on that stage and were introduced as Snyder’s #DCTrinity.
What’s more, it’s also been announced that Gadot has signed a 3-picture deal, including the also announced “Justice League of America” film, and her very own standalone “Wonder Woman” movie, something no one has managed to pull off since the 1975-79 television series starring Lynda Carter.
In 2011, they came close to another television series, releasing a pilot starring Adrianne Palicki. But it never got picked up. And a bummer too, because it wasn’t half bad. Give it a watch and see for yourself.
Now there’s a Tough Cookie!
We’ll just have to see how Gal Gadot measures up. I’m not 100% confident, but I’ll admit there could have been much worse choices. I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, and wait to see how she does.
But she certainly has some big shoes to fill. There’s a reason it’s taken this long to get a Wonder Woman character off the ground. It’s a role that comes with a lot of pre-conceived notions and high expectations. So Gadot definitely has her work cut out for her.
I know I personally have been in love with Wonder Woman since my childhood, and have dreamt of the day that a truly amazing actress and film could bring her to life on the big screen.
So keeping our fingers crossed that this one is it.
In the meantime Tough Cookies, let’s take a page out of Wonder Woman’s book (or movie script) and bring her character to life in each of us. Fight for your rights, lasso in the truth, and strive to be strong in all you do!
Be creative. Be adventurous. Be original.