My Personal Opinion on Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman:
As a former comic writer/illustrator and film critic, I wanted to do some research before vocalizing my opinion on a subject that has some fans in an uproar and others leaping for joy. So, Gal Gadot, former Miss Israeli, fashion model and supporting actress in three of the six Fast & Furious films, has been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. Many are happy that a white woman was not cast (I could care less what these people think, because they’ll take anyone who isn’t white just to sound enlightened.) A lot guys are pissed that a woman with hardly any boobs got the role and her thinness seems to be the largest concern of people in outcry over her being cast. First of all, let me say that Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder are not idiots making their first film. They have proven time and again that they know what they are doing which is why DC has entrusted them with the film adaptation of their greatest characters. They held an audition with a huge selection of actresses to cast Wonder Woman, and audition that lasted days. I repeat…DAYS. They tested and retested these actresses over and over until they were positive they had the right one. Let me go over a few things that show me they are thinking the right way: 1) Gal is Israeli. Israel is about 750 from Greece, which means you can fly there in about an hour an a half. Wonder Woman is an amazon, which makes her Greek and Israel in in the neighborhood. They actually considered ethnicity in their casting choice, which is huge because Wonder Woman has always been cast (and drawn) as white. This tells me they are taking the character very seriously, and want to get it right. 2.) Gal spent two years in the Israeli army. What does that mean? It means the girl can fight. During her stint in the Fast and Furious films, she did all her own stunts because of her military training. So they didn’t just cast a pretty Mediterranean girl, they cast one that can kick ass, another must for Wonder Woman. 3.) Henry Cavil was not built like Superman when they cast him for Man of Steel. Yes, Gal is skinny, extremely skinny, but Chris Evens, Robert Downey Jr, and Toby Maguire were all too skinny for their super hero roles when first cast. What did they do? They hit the gym. I’m sure Henry Cavil will be back in there bulking up to play Supes again, and Ben Affleck will need to pack on some muscle to play Batman. Gal will be in there pumping iron right beside them, I guarantee. When she steps out as Wonder Woman, I promise you she will not look the same. As for her boobs and ass, what squats and chest presses can’t give her, they’ll take care of it with special fx via Victoria Secret. I really do believe that Gal will surprise us all, and I hope she kicks ass and takes the box office reciepts.