New Wonder Woman Gal Gadot certainly has a lot to live up to. Not only does she have the iconic role to embody, but she also has to worry about appeasing comic book fans that already have previous incarnations to look to. While Gadot’s casting didn’t meet everyone’s expectations, that doesn’t mean that the actress isn’t putting in the work to get to where she needs to be for Batman vs Superman.
For newcomer Gadot, getting the coveted role of Wonder Woman for the hotly anticipated sequel to Man of Steel came with a lot of responsibility. It’s understandable that the actress had a lot of work cut out for her. Most of her troubles came in the very beginning as she had to battle the controversy from comic book fans who deemed her to be too skinny.
The 28-year-old at the time defended her figure stating that her version of Wonder Woman was “the Wonder Woman of the new world.” Gal opened up that most of her training has been in cardio and other dieting techniques. Speaking with E! the actress elaborated on what it takes to become Wonder Woman.
“I just keep active-everything that’s challenging me, everything that I feel like doing. It’s not like I’m only doing TRX or Pilates. I do sports. I do cardio, but I don’t like it as much. I’d rather do weights… I try to eat healthy, but sometimes though, I eat cheeseburgers. That’s good for the soul. I make sure to balance everything out. I drink tons of water.”
As far as the Batman vs Superman regimen, the actress told Good Evening with Gai Pines that it’s a “very serious regimen,” which entails, “Kung Fu, kickboxing, swords, jujutsu, Brazilian…1,000 and 1 things, adding “I’ll gain body mass.”
According to Batman vs Superman’s costume designer Michael Wilkinson, the designer opened up to Esquire on some of the work he’s doing for the Man of Steel sequel, specifically the suit for Wonder Woman.
Discussing the “gladiator-like” look that Wonder Woman will take on, the designer said to the magazine:
“I think there’s a huge responsibility we all feel about Wonder Woman. She hasn’t been on the big screen in a movie ever. She’s been on TV, of course, with the legendary Linda Carter. She’s been drawn a million different ways in graphic novels and comic books so we’re really sinking ourselves into that culture and educating ourselves about her backstory and really thinking hard about a Wonder Woman who is contemporary and reverberates with modern audiences.”
As previously reported Batman vs Superman is scheduled to open on May 6, 2016.
[Image Credit: Universal Pictures]