The production of Batman V Superman just can’t seem to shake any form of dislike or criticism. Luckily, there may be a mild exception in the case of Lynda Carter, former Wonder Woman of the 1970s television series, whose opinion of Gal Gadot’s costume as Wonder Woman—while not glowing—is an insightful reflection of how different superheroes are portrayed today.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, the former Amazonian princess lamented the loss of the patriotic flavor of her old and traditional outfit:
Well, I was missing the red, white and blue, I have to say… I don’t know. I haven’t seen it yet, so I really can’t comment. Maybe there’s a lot more color in it than what we saw in the picture. It’s almost impossible to play a superhero anyway. You can’t. You just have to play a character that happens to do these amazing things. That’s the only way you can do it. And the costumes all take care of themselves, but it was a little more – I’ll have to wait and see. I hate to comment on something that I haven’t seen and I’m very supportive of Gal Gadot. I’m very supportive of them doing Wonder Woman, putting her in any capacity. I think she needs to be out there…. It’s high time somebody took a chance and did it and so I’m really happy about that.
Not fantastic. But not a bad bit of support from a former Wonder Woman, either, despite the mild costume misgivings. However, while the image posted of Wonder Woman during San Diego Comic Con showed a more muted color scheme, it is noted by Screen Rant that Zack Snyder loves to release stylized images, and as a result, the final costume may actually have a great deal more color than we initially thought. Only time will tell. This wasn’t the first bit of controversy the film has faced, and it won’t be the last.
Starting with the controversial casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, the hate train has been going full steam ahead with only a mild break during San Diego Comic Con. The casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman didn’t calm the seas, either. If anything, it made things even worse. Fans complained the actress was far too skinny to play the Amazonian, and Gal Gadot responded quite cleverly to this criticism, saying “Wonder Woman is Amazonian, and historically accurate amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I’d really go ‘by the book’…it’d be problematic.”
Touché, Gadot. Touché.