Since my first article for Moviepilot discussed my dream pick for Wonder Woman, it seems only fitting that the second be my reaction to the actual actress casted. Ironically, she happens to be from the same movie franchise as the most popular front runner among fans.
With that being said, my initial response to Gal Gadot being announced as Zack Snyder's Wonder Woman didn't differ much from the rest of the DC fandom,
However, the shock having subsided, I'm actually starting to warm up to the idea.
First off, let's go right ahead and put one large, red and blue check mark in the win column for the fact that Wonder Woman is finally making it to the big screen, period. After how many Batman movies, after how many Superman movies, after a very questionable Green Latern movie, DC's most notable female heroine gets her due diligence. That right there is enough to make me stand up and rejoice!
Now, let's take a closer look at the actress, Gal Gadot. Yes, she is a bit on the thin side, but unlike general consensus, I think that might be her strong point. Now Wonder Woman won't just be a voluptuous trophy piece, spilling out of her leotard, for strategically placed T and A shots, while remaining in shadows of her male counterparts. There is more room to focus on just how badass Diana really is. Nonetheless, I'm sure Zack Snyder intends for Gal to pack on the muscle needed to portray the Amazon princess. Just look at the transition Henry Cavill made from regular, everyday heartthrob to a bulging Man of Steel.
I also believe Gal successfully pulls off a strong woman, who can hold her own as Gisele in the Fast and Furious. Having served two years as a soldier for the Israeli Defense Forces, she is not a stranger to discipline, gaining my confidence that she will want to go the distance and get her hands dirty, in order to attain the peak condition necessary for the role.
Of course, like any other die hard Wonder Woman fan, I will reserve my total buy into Zack Snyder's choice until after more details are revealed, and Gal Gadot subsequently dons the tiara and cuffs in Man of Steel 2. But regardless of the final outcome, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited to see Diana, princess of Themyscira, make her long awaited debut on the big screen.