Though the trailer for Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” blew plenty of people away last weekend, one person who was not pleased was famed comics writer Grant Morrison.
Morrison, who worked on the “Wonder Woman: Earth One” graphic novel, says that what he saw of Gal Gadot’s version of the character in the new movie goes against Wonder Woman creator William Marston’s intentions for the character. He tells Nerdist:
“[The warrior woman thing is] not what [Wonder Woman creator] William Marston wanted, that’s not what he wanted at all! 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. Marston’s Diana was a doctor, a healer, a scientist.”
Gadot only shows up in a half dozen or so single second shots in the new trailer, which makes it a bit of a leap to infer the quality and tone of a character or performance. We’ll get a better idea if Morrison was right when “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens March next year.