Over the weekend, we got our first look at Wonder Woman in a suit very similar to what has been only described previously. She looks agitated at the state of affairs around her. The Earth appearing to be on fire with sparks flying. For Gal Gadot, this is a huge step, which she assuredly has already taken for the studio long before she was cast. Pundits have been critical of the choice of Gadot as “too skinny” with little acting experience in larger roles. She has come to acting only after an international modeling career.
Gadot looks the part in this picture and the reception has been very positive, enough so that many estimate that DC actually won the weekend from Marvel. This sentiment comes even though neither Gadot, Ben Affleck, nor Henry Cavill spoke at Comic-Con.
Zack Snyder is a master of images and atmosphere, but some believe that he is limited lyrically. He makes muscle-bound, beefcake works of art. We will see if he lends the same brutality to Wonder Woman, who must be able to stand toe-to-toe with Batman and Superman.