Late last month Warner Bros. Pictures and Zack Snyder released a first look at Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman costume during the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
So far the costume has been met with a mostly positive response, but today comes word from one person whose opinion carries more weight than others – the original Wonder Woman herself actress Lynda Carter. Carter, who played the DC heroine during the 1970s on TV, tells Access Hollywood:
“Well, I was missing the red, white and blue, I have to say. 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.”
The opinion points out one issue with the promo shots released thus far – the desaturated colors. Photos of Henry Cavill on the set show his costume boasts far more vivid color in live-action than it does in the promo photo. How much of that color will survive Snyder’s digital color timing/corrections during the film’s post-production phase? We’ll have to wait for the first trailer to see.