As the world’s most well-adjusted superhero, Wonder Woman breaks the genre mold. She’s openhearted, not angsty — an anomaly within the DC Universe, “extended” or otherwise.
Gal Gadot-Varsano is an Israeli actress and model. Gadot is primarily known for her role as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Gal Gadot is reprising that role in her own stand-alone feature film: Wonder Woman.
She made her mark in Hollywood with an appearance in the Fast and The Furious franchise.
She has done various modelling gigs around the Hollywood scene.
When Gal Gadot was first revealed as the new Wonder Woman, a healthy percentage of the comic and geek community reacted the same way. She was too skinny, didn’t have enough muscle, and all in all, wasn’t the right gal.
The beauty took a path that boggles the mind when you lay it out on paper. First she won a pageant, then joined the military, then became a model, which led to her becoming an actress. For any doubters, this list is for you. Gal Gadot is a woman who can, and has, done everything. While she’s not the hero we initially hoped for, I’m convinced she’s the hero we deserve.
When people mention Wonder Woman, the name Lynda Carter inevitably comes up. With good reason, too, as Lynda was so popular as the TV Wonder Woman that she’s likely the reason the character is even getting a movie appearance. Carter did her own stunts on set, was a sex symbol of the era, and LOOKED like the comic book Wonder Woman. She was and continues to be what people see when they think Wonder Woman. So how does Gadot, who doesn’t fit the typical mold, still don the stars and stripes?
If you can’t set the bar, change the game.
Gadot is not American, and that’s cool because Wonder Woman isn’t either. Lots of people don’t know the Wonder Woman origin, and Gadot not looking like the typical Wonder Woman gives DC a perfect opportunity to tell that tale to a mainstream audience. Not doing so would be a huge mistake in my eyes, although not as big a mistake as going the Cathy Lee Crosby route was.
She is currently promoting her new movie globally.
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