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 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

So it's being reported that Israeli actress Gal Gadot, probably mostly known for her roles in the last couple Fast an Furious movies, has been cast as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel.

Interesting that she's younger than the actors playing Superman and Batman. I wonder how they'll approach the character. I wonder if they'll get her to bulk up for the role.

Anyway. She doesn't exactly scream Wonder Woman to me but I'll reserve judgment while they work their movie magic and see how this turns out.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

A shame they didn't cast Jaimie Alexander. She has a great combination of beauty and toughness. She would have been perfect.

Gadot is pretty, but from all I've seen of her, she looks far too "girly girl" to be Wonder Woman.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



Oh bummer, I thought I still had some time to apply for the job!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

http://www.today.com/entertainment/meet-wonder-woman-gal-gadot-gets-role-batman-vs-superman-2D11691757

She doesn't appear to have the proper....um....err....."assets" for the role of WW. Oh well.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

would have preferred Kate Beckinsale or the lady from Thor that was rumored for it but it is what it is. and from what I understand we won't actually see Wonder Woman but rather Diana in a cameo so doubt we'll be seeing her in the costume anytime soon.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I would have liked that girl they cast for the pilot of that cancelled WB TV Series. Yummy!

I've never heard of Gal Gadot before.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 5:40 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

They should have cast Kaley Cuoco. She looked gorgeous and feisty in that Wonder Woman costume on The Big Bang Theory! wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I have NO idea who this woman is.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

http://www.today.com/entertainment/meet-wonder-woman-gal-gadot-gets-role-batman-vs-superman-2D11691757

She doesn't appear to have the proper....um....err....."assets" for the role of WW. Oh well.


Funny how Linda Carter has forever set the benchmark for Wonder Women based on breast size.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

http://www.today.com/entertainment/meet-wonder-woman-gal-gadot-gets-role-batman-vs-superman-2D11691757

She doesn't appear to have the proper....um....err....."assets" for the role of WW. Oh well.


Funny how Linda Carter has forever set the benchmark for Wonder Women based on breast size.


perhaps Linda Carter only maintained the benchmark already set by the comic book. I would post some photos, but I'm at work. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO Edwzoomom-Don't feel bad when I was a kid I wanted to play superman, so what happens, they make me up for one scene to play Jason in one of those movies. Lot of people played Jason in that long series.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 9:52 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)



I have a feeling that with Snyder, it's less about curves and more about ass-kicking.



Both his Wonder Woman and his Mom of Steel, Ayelet Zurer, are Israeli army vets.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 4:51 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Most Israelis are Israeli army vets! There's mandatory military service once they turn 18.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

A shame they didn't cast Jaimie Alexander. She has a great combination of beauty and toughness. She would have been perfect.

I'm inclined to agree. But perhaps her role as Sif in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes with a non-compete clause or something barring her from work for Marvel's Distinguished Competitor. razz I'm totally unacquainted with Gal Gadot's work, so her casting means nothing to me, other than a vague, cautious optimism about the fact WB is finally putting the character in a live-action movie at all, regardless of who's playing her.

It's just too bad her live-action big screen debut will have her as a tertiary character to two other superheroes, at most (we don't know if she'll even be anything more than a fleeting cameo or something). I know there are quite a few fans who've been pining for a live-action WW movie, and now she's finally appearing but only as a supporting character in a movie devoted to the two DC characters who've already gotten numerous movies of their own over the decades.

http://www.today.com/entertainment/meet-wonder-woman-gal-gadot-gets-role-batman-vs-superman-2D11691757

She doesn't appear to have the proper....um....err....."assets" for the role of WW. Oh well.


Funny how Linda Carter has forever set the benchmark for Wonder Women based on breast size.


perhaps Linda Carter only maintained the benchmark already set by the comic book. I would post some photos, but I'm at work. smile


It really shouldn't matter, I think, since Wonder Woman is supposed to be about way, way more than the way she fills out her costume. roll eyes Anyway, I'd imagine Gal Gadot's costumes in the movie will have her looking different from how she appears in that particular photo.

If anything, I'd say a more important physical attribute to consider when casting the character is height - Diana's a literal Amazon, after all. How tall is Gadot?

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2013 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Most Israelis are Israeli army vets! There's mandatory military service once they turn 18.


Yes, but did you know . . .

Not all Israeli army vets are Israelis?

Take Debra Winger, for instance, who appeared opposite Lynda Carter as younger sister "Wonder Girl."



She only served three months, though, which sort of sounds like she survived basic training and decided she'd had it.


Gadot's 5'9". Amazonian enough?



Kinda stringy-lookin' but I wouldn't mess with her.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2013 - 9:32 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

How about bringing THE BIONIC WOMAN back as well and have them teamed up like BATMAN and ROBIN-[HA-HA]?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2013 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Well, she just doesn't have the imposing physical quality Wonder Woman should have.





She can always bulk up , but damn... you can count her ribs. *shudders*

Why not something more like....








It isn't that WW needs D cups, but she does kinda need to be... impressive...intimidating... umm look like she's over 20 and umm look like she's at least had a good meal recently....

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Aside from the aforementioned Jaimie Alexander, I think Cobie Smulders would make a great Wonder Woman, and apparently Joss Whedon himself wanted her for an aborted WW project he was involved with. It's too bad it didn't work out, but as it happens we will in fact get to at least hear Smulders as a version of Wonder Woman, in next year's The LEGO Movie.



I really do think Cobie would be a terrific "straight," live-action Wonder Woman, but I'll be more than happy to take this. Frankly, I've gotten more pure fun anyway from the trailers alone for The LEGO Movie than I have from the entire Dark Knight trilogy and Green Lantern combined, and I suspect the full LEGO movie will probably turn out to be my favorite movie featuring DC characters since at least 1978, if not of all time.

Cobie Smulders, of course, already has an ongoing role as Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for all I know that might be keeping her from being considered for major DC characters in live-action, as it could also be with Jaimie Alexander, but might anyone here know for sure?

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Well, she just doesn't have the imposing physical quality Wonder Woman should have.





She can always bulk up , but damn... you can count her ribs. *shudders*


Wonder Skeleton.

I can imagine her rising up out of the ground with a sword in her hand, though.

 
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