Gal Gadot, the actress who would be Wonder Woman, has responded to knee-jerk fandom criticism of her casting in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman.
Seemingly within moments of the announcement of Gadot winning the role, the bashing started: “not pretty enough,” “too skinny,” “her boobs aren’t big enough” — the backlash against this virtually unknown actress (most recognized for a smallish role in the Fast & Furious franchise) got ugly fast.
Gadot was rather inelegantly interviewed by top Israeli entertainment show GOOD EVENING WITH GAI PINES recently, and got a chance to deflect the mean-spirited bashing:
Q: It’s been said that you’re too skinny for the part. Wonder Woman is large-breasted, is that going to change?
Hmm. I represent the Wonder Woman of the new world. Breasts… anyone can buy for 9,000 shekels and everything is fine. By the way, Wonder Woman is Amazonian, and historically accurate Amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go ‘by the book’… it’d be problematic.
The latest reboot of DC Comics’ flagship Detective Comics title reaches the culturally significant milestone issue No. 27 soon, and so modern legend artist Frank Miller was commissioned to create a two-page spread for the interior of the issue featuring Catwoman.
The original Detective Comics #27, published in May 1939, featured the debut of Batman — called “The Bat-Man” — as well as the first appearance of Commissioner Gordon.
The big wigs at DC decided that the Miller image should become a variant cover. Then that variant cover was canceled (allegedly over a dispute between DC and Miller over increased compensation for bumping the drawing to coveted cover status).
Then retailers revolted over the cancellation, because orders were placed on the basis of getting a highly desirable and collectable (read: license to print money) Frank Miller variant cover.