While Gal Gadot’s casting as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman has been surprisingly (?) controversial, Lynda Carter has shared her support for this move. Speaking with The Huffington Post, the former Diana Prince once again endorses the Fast & Furious actress for the highly coveted role. “I’m in her corner. I just hope they write well for her!”
As for how exactly Wonder Woman should be written, Carter explains, “I’m very hopeful she embodies the essence of Wonder Woman. It’s less about super powers and more about heart and intellect and a sense of right and wrong with a goodness in her. Often times, writers really want to take a male superhero and dress him up as a female – and that’s just not who she is. … I’m saying they make Wonder Woman a macho Superman type character — they make her mean — and that’s not who she is.” Batman vs. Superman marks the big screen debut of the iconic heroine, so how she is portrayed here will leave a big impact on her legacy – especially since this is planned to be the first of multiple appearances for Gadot’s take.
Batman vs. Superman (not the final title) is scheduled to hit theaters May 6th, 2016. The follow-up to Man of Steel, the next installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne. Zack Snyder directs from a script by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio.
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