Though Batman and Superman take top billing, the real selling point for Dawn of Justice is the introduction of Wonder Woman — the first time in decades the character has actually made it to live action.
Gal Gadot, who stars as Wonder Woman in director Zack Snyder’s precursor to the Justice League, told Glamour she almost geeked out when she was offered the gig. But, after learning more about this interpretation, she was even more excited about the version of the character Warner Bros. is looking to create. But, though she was excited, that doesn’t mean everyone agreed with her casting — and she also has some choice (and clever) words for the haters.
Here’s an excerpt from her comments:
“For BvS it was important for me that we show how independent she is. She is not relying on a man, and she’s not there because of a love story. She’s not there to serve someone else… She has so many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she’s a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence. She’s loving… And it’s all her heart — that’s her strength. I think women are amazing for being able to show what they feel. I admire women who do. I think it’s a mistake when women cover their emotions to look tough. I say let’s own who we are and use it as a strength.
Zack [Snyder] called me before I met with Ben Affleck. He said, ‘I don’t know if you have this in Tel Aviv, but… have you ever heard of Wonder Woman?’ My jaw dropped. I tried to sound nonchalant, like, ‘Oh yeah, Wonder Woman, sure.’ … There were a lot of comments about the size of my breasts. I realized we can’t please everyone. In one interview, I did say, ‘If you want it to really be true to the origin story, the [myth goes that] Amazons had only one breast; otherwise it would get in the way of the bow and arrow.’ So!”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25.
Do you think Gadot has what it takes to bring the legendary warrior to life?