Wonder Woman icon Lynda Carter comments on Gal Gadot's Dawn of Justice costume

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Sep 2, 2014

It takes a Wonder Woman to know judge another Wonder Woman.

1970s (and '80s) icon, pin-up queen and former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter has shared her thoughts on Gal Gadot’s Amazonian costume reveal from a few weeks back.

If you'll recall, Warner Bros. and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder released a first look pic at Gadot, battle-ready in her Wonder Woman costume, during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Even though there were quite a few alterations done to the iconic red, white and blue costume, it managed to remain fairly true to the spirit of the original outfit while modernizing it. The new costume mostly garnered positive praise from critics and fans alike, but it's a far cry from the colorful costume(s) worn by Carter for three seasons between 1975 and 1979.

So, what did Lynda Carter think about this more modern take on the Princess of Themyscira? Speaking to Access Hollywood, here’s what the original Wonder Woman/Diana Prince had to say:

“Well, I was missing the red, white and blue, I have to say,” she told Access Hollywood in a recent interview. “Maybe there's a lot more color in it than what we saw in the picture. It's almost impossible to play a superhero anyway. You can't. You just have to play a character that happens to do these amazing things. That's the only way you can do it. And the costumes all take care of themselves, but it was a little more – I'll have to wait and see. I hate to comment on something that I haven't seen and I'm very supportive of Gal Gadot. I'm very supportive of them doing Wonder Woman, putting her in any capacity. I think she needs to be out there. ... It's high time somebody took a chance and did it and so I'm really happy about that.”

Do you guys agree with Lynda Carter’s comments about the new Wonder Woman costume? 

(Access Hollywood via Comic Book Movie)

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