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Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman?

04 Dec 2013 18:13 #34559 by JessP
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04 Dec 2013 18:14 #34560 by Markiehoe
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04 Dec 2013 18:16 #34561 by Markiehoe
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Too skinny

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04 Dec 2013 18:20 #34562 by Markiehoe
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Too skinny.
Typical Hollywood.

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04 Dec 2013 19:01 #34563 by AJF
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That's what so many people on message boards are saying, that she is too skinny for the role.

What people fail to mention is she is going to go through a tough workout plan to her into shape for the role.
Also keep in mind, she was a personal trainer in the IDF before she became an actress and model.
She knows how to get fit.

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04 Dec 2013 19:04 #34564 by Markiehoe
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If I believed in conspiracies I would think that Warner Brother's is trying to deliberately torpedo the character so they don't have to make an expensive Wonder Woman movie. A stand alone movie would be a costly risk considering several executives have stated that they "don't know what to do with the character"

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04 Dec 2013 20:53 #34566 by castor
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AJF wrote: That's what so many people on message boards are saying, that she is too skinny for the role.

What people fail to mention is she is going to go through a tough workout plan to her into shape for the role.
Also keep in mind, she was a personal trainer in the IDF before she became an actress and model.
She knows how to get fit.


This is the strategy they use all the time for male actors.
Take a look at pictures of hugh jackman, or particularly chris hemsworth-they look well guys.its frequent in movies to hire actors for superheros…that well you never heard of. It helps create projection in A superhero in particular you are looking for a specific set of acting skills, that’s not shakesheere-but at the same time not really how much muscle you got .its a better strategy then hiring halle berry.

That said donno. I suspect this may be a glorrifed cameo-but who knows.

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04 Dec 2013 21:01 #34567 by jdrock24
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Yes, she is skinny but you have got to think that WB has a whole team of personal trainers working with her to bulk up for the role.

By the way, I don't think her role will be very large for the MOS sequel. I think that the reason that this casting news is such a big deal is that WB is hoping to use Ms. Gadot in several WW movies, including Justice League.

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04 Dec 2013 21:31 #34568 by DustyBottums
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Oh, my God.

There are literally no words to describe how disappointed I am.

I am NOT a fanboy comic-geek type who whines about 100% accuracy in superhero casting. At all. But this pick is so dreadfully wrong, so preternaturally stupid, so....well, even INSULTING to the character....I really don't know what to say.

As an admirer or strong, kick-ass female heroes, of which there are precious few, I was so excited to hear Diana/WW would make a big screen appearance. An Amazonian princess with the strength of Hercules.....

....and we get a waif with a shoulder span of 11 inches and arms than look like broomsticks. She is so skinny she has no womanly figure at all and in one photo, I could see her breastbone and her ribs.

It's insulting to the character, really. Seriously. And to her fans. And to fans of athletic women in general.

They cast WW for the big screen, and she literally weighs 120 lbs of skin and bones. A size ZERO Wonder Woman.

Hollywood, sometimes I really, really hate you.

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04 Dec 2013 21:54 #34569 by lfan
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Willing to give her a chance....I love her face! I agree she's kinda waifish in most of the pics, but some intense training can do wonders. She has a while to get in shape and I'm sure they'll put some "sexy bulk" on her. She's 5'9, so she isn't petite at least height-wise.

While I'm proud to say I haven't seen any of the "Fast and Furious" movies, I have seen clips of her kicking ass in the one installment and she played the part well -- and didn't look waifish while doing it. Remember, Lynda Carter wasn't exactly a powerhouse either.....

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04 Dec 2013 22:12 #34570 by shadar
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Agree on Lynda Carter (who is beloved by most fans for her TV role)... she was skinny, flabby with oversized boobs. I know we should be able to do better in this day of fit and athletic women, but I'll reserve judgement until I've seen the movie.

Heck... if they can make 6'3" Richard Armitage look like a 4'10" dwarf in the Hobbit, they can make Ms. Gadot look like WW. I'm more interested in the script and the way the director wants her to play the role and her ability to project the right attitude. That's far more important than the actor's dress size.

WW is a demi-goddess and the ultimate warrior. Someone who can hold her own against Superman in a fight. Someone who could easily kick Faora's ass. They've GOT to make that believable to win me over. Won't know if they succeeded until I see the movie. Lots of ways for them to screw that up, and pre-production shots and trailers will only hint at it.

I've gotta see the whole narrative to decide if I believe. For now, color me Hopeful.

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05 Dec 2013 00:43 #34572 by steelknight3000
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I think she'll train like crazy and look great on camera when all is said and done for the five minutes that she'll actually be on screen.

I still think the movie could possibly end up being hot garbage, but at least we'll have a super strong woman in a big budget movie.

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05 Dec 2013 01:52 #34573 by jnw550
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I think Gadot is going to good. She has a look of intensity that I always felt WW should have. I thought Adrianne pulled that off well, too. Don't know about easily beating Faora! ;)

As far as her body goes, cosplay girls aren't always stacked naturally but they pull off some pretty hefty bust sizes.

It's a better choice than Ben Affleck playing Batman.

shadar wrote: Agree on Lynda Carter (who is beloved by most fans for her TV role)... she was skinny, flabby with oversized boobs. I know we should be able to do better in this day of fit and athletic women, but I'll reserve judgement until I've seen the movie.

Heck... if they can make 6'3" Richard Armitage look like a 4'10" dwarf in the Hobbit, they can make Ms. Gadot look like WW. I'm more interested in the script and the way the director wants her to play the role and her ability to project the right attitude. That's far more important than the actor's dress size.

WW is a demi-goddess and the ultimate warrior. Someone who can hold her own against Superman in a fight. Someone who could easily kick Faora's ass. They've GOT to make that believable to win me over. Won't know if they succeeded until I see the movie. Lots of ways for them to screw that up, and pre-production shots and trailers will only hint at it.

I've gotta see the whole narrative to decide if I believe. For now, color me Hopeful.

Shadar


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05 Dec 2013 02:28 - 05 Dec 2013 11:14 #34574 by Markiehoe
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Disagree with Shadar
Lynda Carter was wonderful as Wonder Woman.
Just the right proportions
Tall, curvy with some meat on her bones.
Not one hint of masculinity in her.
What a woman.
Lynda Carter is quite a lady also.
She is the first to wish the best too any any actress that has the chance to play a new version of Wonder Woman.
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05 Dec 2013 03:00 - 06 Dec 2013 04:11 #34575 by DustyBottums
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Also have to disagree with shadar about good ol Lynda.

There was a scene in the old WW show where she was in a rock "vice" room that was slowly closing on her. She spins into WW and braces her hands on the walls and pushes outward....well, There must have been some resistance for real, because Lynda's physique came alive, you could see some real definition and athletic thickness under her curves. She actually looked strong.....no way did she look flabby. (ADDED: found a pic. Sorry for the pixilation. But you can still se her definition, a little of her traps, etc.)

I also remember her on "battle of the Network Stars" (I'm dating myself). Anyway, lynda was a good athlete and a great swimmer, she won that event a lot.

Ugh. I still say there was a universe of better options. Jill Wagner, for one. Or the dream.....CZJ, circa 1996. Sigh.......

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05 Dec 2013 03:23 #34576 by DustyBottums
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It's far, FAR easier for men to 'bulk up' than it is for women. My bet is that she puts on maybe 10 to 15 lbs of muscle. Tops. Which would still make her 40 or 50 lbs too small. My worry is that her frame just doesn't work for the role.

Do image searches for Erin stern or Samantha baker. In my mind, WW needs to look like that. Picking a woman with, well, a larger, more womanly frame would have been better.

Also, the fact she was in the Israeli army doesn't really mean anything. Every Israeli has to spend time in the army. Just sayin.

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05 Dec 2013 03:48 #34577 by shadar
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I might have been a bit hasty on saying Lynda Carter was flabby, but I stand on the point that she was pretty undeveloped muscularly. She would certainly not fit the role today, at least as most of us see it now.

Neither actor fits my vision of a warrior princess who can duke it out with Superman or Faora. But amazing things happen in movies, especially with the degree of post-production that is done these days.

Here's an un-retouched 1980's picture of Lynda in costume:

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And an equally un-retouched picture of Gal Gadot, our new WW actress:

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05 Dec 2013 04:01 #34578 by shadar
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Looking at the Lynda pict in my previous post, I had forgotten how simple and cheap the costume. You can bet that Gal Gadot's costume is going to be much more elaborate.

Of course, that brings up the next major topic... what costume concept are they going to use? A more refined and highly-detailed take on the traditional costume (I hope) or some kind of costume thingy that better fits 21st century femininity.

By the way, if I was casting the role, I'd try to find someone who looked like either of these two images, and wore a costume like these:

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05 Dec 2013 04:20 #34579 by njae
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Two threads, one topic. Could a mod or admin please fix that?

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05 Dec 2013 04:21 #34580 by shadar
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By the way, those last are both Jeff Chapman images that I've done a bit of further enhancement on to match my peculiar ideas of WW. The first one (with shield and sword) is hands down the best WW I've ever seen. This is exactly what I think of when I think AMAZON.

However, the second image is damn good too, albeit more traditionally pretty and feminine. I'd be overjoyed with an actress in the role who looked like either image.

I guess we have to give thanks that Jeff breathes BELIEVABILITY into his portrayals. You need to be something of a genre fan to appreciate the characters and how they should look.

Shadar

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