A couple of days ago, Elmayimbe of the Latino Review posted this on Twitter:
“Gal Gadot’s WONDER WOMAN outfit will consist of ARMOR. Not the Lynda Carter itty bitty outfit. I hear it looks dope.”
I hesitated to post this because I have no idea how credible this person is. But today, the New York Times did an interview with Michael Wilkinson, clothing designer for the movie American Hustle. His interview included a really interesting quote:
“I have been given the opportunity to tackle a wide range of genres with my work: big superheroes, gritty contemporary, epic period, science fiction. It keeps me stimulated and challenged as an artist. At the moment, I’m designing the costumes for ‘Batman vs. Superman.’ It’s an honor to be creating new looks for such iconic characters as Wonder Woman. The interesting thing is that my approach is always the same, no matter the genre or the period. I’m using the same tools — silhouette, fabric, color, drape – to help tell the story and illuminate the inner life of the characters.”
Nothing specific, other than the fact that he’s creating a new look for Diana. But that much is to be expected. I hope it blows everyone away. As soon as we catch a glimpse of it, I’m sure everyone will know!
EDIT: NewYorkTimes has posted the interview with Michael Wilkinson.
Variety, Deadline, and many other websites have released official information that in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Wonder Woman will definitely make an appearance. And, she will be played by Gal Gadot. She hasn’t had a huge number of roles, her largest being in Fast Five and Fast and Furious 6. She also played a small part in the hilarious Tina Fey/Steve Carrell movie Date Night.
While many see her as an odd choice for the role, I’m taking a wait-and-see approach. I like that she is relatively unknown, so I don’t have an bias towards her going into the movie. My biggest worry about this casting is her height. While she’s certainly not short, at 5ft 9in, she is considerably shorter than Henry Cavill at 6ft 1in and Ben Affleck at 6ft 4in. The right boots will certainly help, and creative cinematography. But I always prefer Diana to be around the same height as Clark and Bruce. She’s an Amazon. She shouldn’t be considerably shorter than these men.
Still, interesting choice. And hopefully she’ll do a fantastic job.
It’s a shame that Zack Snyder is the one directing Wonder Woman’s first big-screen appearance. He’s not a particularly talented character director (he is normally great with visuals, though), and he’s never been particular good with female characters. Here’s hoping he realizes just how important Diana is.