Wonder Woman Done Right

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There’s a good chance that by now you’ve seen the teaser image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. And if you’re anything like me, you may have nearly spit out your morning coffee the first time you saw the picture.

Yep, this version of Wonder Woman is coffee-spitting good, and it’s making me even more excited for Batman v. Superman.  Our favorite Amazonian princess is finally getting some time to shine on the big screen and her character design is outstanding! The boots, the bracelets, the weapons… Everything about her costume just works. The pieces all come together to make an incredible ensemble.

Personally, I think this costume does justice (no pun intended) to Wonder Woman’s true essence. It has hints of the classic comic book design, while still fitting in with Zack Snyder’s gritty universe. Gadot is not overly sexualized in this costume, but she still maintains an aura of that special brand of Wonder Woman sexual magnetism.

But the thing I like most about this Wonder Woman is she is tough. The dark color scheme and rigid metal features of her costume help to emphasize her strength.  There is nothing more infuriating to me than artists and directors portraying Wonder Woman as weak.  Diana is a warrior, an Amazon, and one of the toughest characters in the DC universe! This costume hits the nail on the head in terms of getting that point across.

My one small criticism is that Gadot is not very muscular in this image. I would like to see her bulk up a little bit before the actual filming starts (after all, Wonder Woman is an Amazon!), but overall I’m very satisfied with this character design.

What do you think about the new Wonder Woman?  Leave your opinion in the comments section below!

 

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4 comments

  1. I love it, Diana is my fave comic character so I am notoriously hard to please when it comes to her…but I love the costume design and think Gal looks great as the awesome amazon! Looking forward to the film.

  2. I wanted to be Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman, with some Bionic Woman thrown in when I was a girl but I was always secretly willing her to be a bit tougher, less nice than she was. But then I s’pose I prefer Batman to Super Man for his dark side where as Clark Kent is too squeaky clean for my liking. So, yes, I agree, I’d like to see a darker, fiercer, stronger character. Gal Gadot would look beautiful in a bin bag but those are not the credentials for my super hero. A little bit more Zena the Warrior Princess but not too much maybe? I don’t know but it’s fun to be reminded of childhood super heroes!! Thank you for posting this! 🙂

  3. I like the attitude and the armor look to her suit. Cut down the heels so they look practical. I was hoping for Jaime Alexander or Lynn Collins to play her, but I’m willing to give Gal Gadot a chance.

  4. While I think it could use a little more color (Not to the level of the comics, of course) it’s still better than the costume from Justice League: War. Plus this means she’s not going to be a sideline character. I had heard rumors that she was going to appear as Diana Prince instead of Wondy, but this doesn’t seem to be the case if she’s appearing in costume.

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