Actually, I think a Wonder Woman cameo would be a good idea if handled correctly. If they give her an action-packed couple of minutes on screen where she shows she can kick ass as well as any of the men, it will address the general public’s misconceptions about Wonder Woman being “girly” or “boring”. She can and should be a badass action star, and taking a few minutes out of the movie to showcase that would probably boost general interest from people who don’t know much about her. Basically it would act like the post-credits scenes in Marvel movies and get people hyped up for the sequels.
Other than pushing even more people to be interested in Justice League, high interest might help convince WB to launch a Wonder Woman solo. Which I think we’re all ready for at this point.
Joining Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill Variety is reporting that Gal Gadot, most well known for appearing in The Fast and the Furious films, has landed the role of Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s…
This does not particularly excite me. I barely remember her from the Fast & Furious movies, other than maybe the last one. And she hasn’t been in much else despite being active since 2008. That doesn’t bode well for her acting chops, but I’ll give her a chance as I would anybody they could have cast. Hopefully she just needs a chance to shine.
In terms of physicality, I can easily let go of the height thing because there might not be that many 6ft actresses around, and the height difference between her an Cavill will be about right anyway. But I hope she packs on the muscle if she’s going to be playing Diana because right now she’s no Amazon Princess. And by that I mean strong, not toned. I’ve seen people say Wonder Woman isn’t often drawn as particularly muscly, but I prefer her to be. She is a warrior, not a model. Besides, if she’s going to be standing next to Henry Cavill and 6’3 Ben Affleck, she’ll have to work hard to look physically impressive. Maybe she should hit the gym with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson…
Only time will tell whether this is a good casting choice, but I am honestly disappointed that Wonder Woman will be first introduced in a Superman/Batman movie. If she does have an important role, she’ll likely be playing second fiddle to both of them and honestly she deserves better than that.
I’m also curious as to how they are planning to fit her “oh so difficult to adapt” back story into a film that is sure to be packed already. Unless she just makes a cameo, I don’t know what they’re planning to do with her. Honestly, Wonder Woman should have her own movie or at least a TV mini-series before they launch into Justice League.