Not all comic book fans are thrilled about the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. DC Comics writer Grant Morrison recently opened up to Nerdist about his thoughts about the characters.
Morrison told Nerdist he understands director Zack Snyder’s vision for Wonder Woman, but wouldn’t have gone in the same direction. Morrison just finished working on Wonder Woman: Earth One.
“I sat down and I thought, ‘I don’t want to do this warrior woman thing’…I get all that, but that’s not what [Wonder Woman creator] William Marston wanted, that’s not what he wanted at all,” Morrison told Nerdist. “His original concept for Wonder Woman was an answer to comics that he thought were filled with images of blood-curdling masculinity, and you see the latest shots of Gal Gadot in the costume, and it’s all sword and shield and her snarling at the camera.”
He added, “Marston’s Diana was a doctor, a healer, a scientist. So I went back to those roots and just built it up again.”
Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot’s opinion of her Batman vs. Superman movie character differs from Morrison’s views. Gadot recently attended the Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass panel at San Diego Comic Con 2015 where she shared what it was like to put on her costume for the first time. Gadot is proud to where her Wonder Woman armor and feels her character really connects to modern women.
“Three days after I got cast for the movie, they flew me to Michigan, and I got into this huge room filled with images of me as Wonder Woman,” Gadot said during the panel. “We got into another room and I saw the costume for the first time. And we had a fitting, and it was an out-of-body experience — there I was, little Gal from Israel becoming Wonder Woman. I think it really represents the Wonder Woman of today, I’m very grateful to be the one who is going to bring her to life.”
What did you think of Wonder Woman’s portrayal in the Batman vs. Superman movie trailer? Let us know in the comments below. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016.