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Every aspect of Gal Gadot's casting in Batman vs Superman seems to cause some controversy. First it was simply the fact of her - was she too thin for Wonder Woman? Then fans began speculating about her costume, would Zack Snyder get it right?

Then after the costume was released, Ronda Rousey weighed in saying Gal Gadot wasn't strong enough to be [Wonder Woman](movie:45787).

Gal Gadot and the Wonder Woman Costume Controversy

The latest development? The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter (who recently accepted Gal Gadot's Ice Bucket Challenge) has spoken about the costume, saying that it seems a little colorless, lacking the red, white and blue of a real Wonder Woman suit.

This is an accusation that has been thrown at the Batman vs Superman costumes before, but both Batman and Superman's suit have been seen since in more colorful version, suggesting that in their official release all the colors were deliberately muted.

To get an idea of what Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman costume might really look like, take a look here, where the colors have been amplified a little:

Wonder Woman costume; the red and blue restored
Wonder Woman costume; the red and blue restored

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman: The Holy Trinity

What might be a more fruitful area of speculation, however, is about what role Wonder Woman will play in [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870).

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman and generally referred to as DC's "Trinity", of heroes, their 3 most important characters - and yet so far we have only heard that Batman will most likely go to Metropolis to seek out Superman, who he does not entirely trust.

What we do know, however, is that the filming of Batman vs Superman recently went to Morocco to film scenes set in Wonder Woman's homeland of Themyscira. Could this give us an insight into her role in the plot?

Doomsday, or Darkseid for Batman vs Superman?

The most convincing speculation about the plot of Batman vs Superman is that Lex Luthor has somehow got his hands on the corpse of General Zod, and he is tampering with it in some way, perhaps leading to the creation of Doomsday!

In Wonder Woman's Homeland Themyscira, there is an underground passage known as Doom's Doorway, which the Amazon's guard in order to prevent the escape of the horrific creatures beneath - could this play a part in the introduction of Doomsday, who in turn could be the threat needed to unite the heroes and convince them to form the [Justice League](movie:401267)?

Alternatively, one of the most famous story-lines involving Wonder Woman's homeland of Themyscira features Darkseid rampaging through it, killing over half of the amazon warrior women. Could this be the consequence of Lex Luthor's work at LexCorp?

Ultimately, we will have to wait and see what lies in sort for Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman and Batman vs Superman - and deal with each new controversy as it comes.

But what role do you think Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman will play in Batman vs Superman? Write in with your thoughts below the line!


What role will Gal Gadot play in Batman vs Superman?


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