It hasn’t matched the howling over Ben Affleck’s casting as the next Batman, but word that Gal Gadot would play the big-screen Wonder Woman has elicited some complaints from comic fans. Now Lois Lane herself has stepped in to help.
Man of Steel’s Amy Adams was asked about the scattered pushback against Gadot’s casting in Batman vs. Superman, with some fans arguing she’s too skinny to play the Amazonian ass-kicker, and said she thinks those complaints are absolutely absurd.
Though she believes director Zack Snyder will “make her a beast” for the role by putting a few more muscles on her thin frame, Adams said she thinks Gadot (and any actress, for that matter) should be judged on every attribute of her character, not just the look.
Here’s what she told MTV:
“I don't buy into that. Not that I [don't] believe that it's happening, but I'm certainly not a classically drawn woman as they exist in comic books, so I had to embrace that I just had a baby, I still hadn't gotten my waist back. Lois is not about proportions, Lois is about her intellect and her savvy reporting skills and her empathy for Clark, and so I just didn't think about it.”
Adams makes some good points, and it’s a little early for fans to start whining about Gadot’s look when we have absolutely no idea how Snyder will present the character on-screen. Heck, we don’t even know if she’ll actually suit up — the character could just be a quick intro to setup Justice League — so it’s a little knee-jerk to get so upset this soon.
What do you think? Can Gadot pull off the role?