Not So Strictly Man of Steel (but still mostly)

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agentturner:

Diana’s going to be in her apartment somewhere eating a tub of ice cream, in her wonder jammies, and she’ll turn to CNN and see Clark & Bruce wailing on each other and she’ll be like, “fuck me! It was supposed netflix day!” and she spins changes uniforms and flies off to stop two idiots. 

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athelind:

dcwomenkickingass:

Here’s Your First Look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
The DC Movie Panel is going on in Hall H at SDCC and on-stage are Affleck, Carvill and Gadot. And they just showed this image. Are those heels on the boots? Close to the Chiang look but not exact. What do you think? 

I quite like this, as I noted before.
I submitted it to Bikini Armor Battle Damage with some cursory comments, but after some thought, I decided to run through their classic game of Female Armor Bingo with this design: 

… not technically a “Bingo”, but that does look like a lot of hits. On the other claw … let’s look at what is essentially the MALE version of that armor:

[Courtesy Wikipedia]
This is why the upper right corner isn’t checked. For all the lame jokes about “a man wearing Wonder Woman’s costume”: surprise! There is a male version of this outfit — or, more accurately, the movie designers have made a concerted effort to bring the original Burlesque/Marching Band/Bathing Suit design closer to historical models.
I’m too lazy to edit a second Bingo board, so let’s bullet point our hapless hoplite:
No Pants, obviously.
Looking at those greaves, it becomes clearer that Diana’s “Thigh-High Boots” are really “Greaves with Knee Plates”.
Most amusing, of course, is that the historical male has a BOOBPLATE (moobplate?) that is arguably more overt and egregious than the one on Diana’s armor.
All in all, as I said before, she looks like a warrior, while still being unmistakably Wonder Woman. Yes, she’s got more skin exposed than either of the two male leads, but other than adding shoulder straps, you can’t really add more coverage to this outfit without compromising the Ancient Greek/Classical Motif.

athelind:

dcwomenkickingass:

Here’s Your First Look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

The DC Movie Panel is going on in Hall H at SDCC and on-stage are Affleck, Carvill and Gadot. And they just showed this image. Are those heels on the boots? Close to the Chiang look but not exact. What do you think? 

I quite like this, as I noted before.

I submitted it to Bikini Armor Battle Damage with some cursory comments, but after some thought, I decided to run through their classic game of Female Armor Bingo with this design: 

… not technically a “Bingo”, but that does look like a lot of hits. On the other claw … let’s look at what is essentially the MALE version of that armor:

[Courtesy Wikipedia]

[Courtesy Wikipedia]

This is why the upper right corner isn’t checked. For all the lame jokes about “a man wearing Wonder Woman’s costume”: surprise! There is a male version of this outfit — or, more accurately, the movie designers have made a concerted effort to bring the original Burlesque/Marching Band/Bathing Suit design closer to historical models.

I’m too lazy to edit a second Bingo board, so let’s bullet point our hapless hoplite:

  • No Pants, obviously.
  • Looking at those greaves, it becomes clearer that Diana’s “Thigh-High Boots” are really “Greaves with Knee Plates”.
  • Most amusing, of course, is that the historical male has a BOOBPLATE (moobplate?) that is arguably more overt and egregious than the one on Diana’s armor.

All in all, as I said before, she looks like a warrior, while still being unmistakably Wonder Woman. Yes, she’s got more skin exposed than either of the two male leads, but other than adding shoulder straps, you can’t really add more coverage to this outfit without compromising the Ancient Greek/Classical Motif.

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Batman/Superman: why keeping Frank Miller away from this movie is essential | So Much Braver

somuchbraver:

Man of Steel had one of the healthiest approaches to masculinity yet to be seen in this film genre. Clark’s brand of masculinity is non-traditional. It doesn’t involve proving his physical prowess (he doesn’t have to) and it doesn’t involve needless violence. When he loses his head, he quickly regains it because the entire purpose of the Kents is to make sure the most powerful man in the world doesn’t end up some kind of flighty loose-cannon. In Returns, we do see Clark trying to problem solve and use his words, but when Batman literally won’t hear him, he is far too easily provoked to anger. To not understand how serious unchained rage is on this character is to seriously misunderstand not only his motives but the motives of the universe constructed in MoS.

Batman, on the other hand, has somehow magically transformed from one of the most dependable and morally sound characters to wear a cape, to everything that detractors always said he was, an unstable vigilante whose reputation and sense of manhood are so fragile that every action is turned away from a noble attempt to save his city and toward some maniacal quest for glory. This is not a characterization in a vacuum, in fact, this seems to be Miller’s go-to for Batman. After all, he is the guy who coined, “I’m the goddamn Batman.” The worst part though, is the slug-fest, which besides being a another pretty solid example of a character who knows better using poor Clark as an executioner, includes Batman telling Clark, “—it’s way past time you learned—what it means—to be a man.” In this case, Miller makes it clear that the definition of “being a man” involves throwing punches and bleeding from the face, a definition that is so worn out that it’s laughable. Who would have actually thought a fight between these two great men would actually be so easily translated into THIS? Or THIS? The last thing DC needs to boost its image is a protracted scene of their two heavy-hitters behaving like overgrown nine-year-olds.

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damilyn:

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hollyedolly:

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hollyedolly:

gingerrogerss:

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

:/ so Superman gets an updated version of his original costume but wonder woman gets some sexualised leather get up?! OK can Superman Vs Batman get any lamer? Maybe I’m on my own here but I really don’t like this outfit at all.
DC really need to step it up if they are gonna compete with Marvel Cinematic tbh.

I have to agree. The model(actress?) looks amazing but DC need to step up their game. I mean I’m pretty sure Marvel is currently top dog in the movie department. I’m not sure about the comics because I don’t follow them.
But seriously DC… You can not overly sexualize a woman and still have fans… Look at black widow, Maria hill, Melinda may.
They don’t run around in skimpy little things.

I don’t read anything from DC tbh I looked but there aren’t many female lead titles in there that I could see. Marvel have Black Widow, Elektra, Storm, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel and She-Hulk this year alone not to mention a plethora of strong and interesting female characters in other books.
They really take their female audience seriously and are trying to tackle the issue of representation across the board but DC leave a lot to be desired. The best comic book producer next to Marvel has to be Image comics at the moment.
I just…she looks like she stepped out of a BDSM movie. Given the fact that they refuse to make a Wonder Woman movie because they feel people wouldn’t get it? You had a fricking TV show for gods sake so why the hell can’t you make a movie?! Worst excuse ever by the way, they’ve now seemingly reduced her to a side character and turned her into an object for fan boys to drool over. Not cool DC :/

I wouldn’t have much problem with it if they would at least give her some straps.
I’m a martial artist and fighting in a strapless top??? Yeah, no.

I’m guessing none of you have ever even SEEN Wonder Woman because





This is nothing compared to the wonder woman visuals we’ve been getting since she was introduced decades ago.The costume is true to the character. The leather and metal? Considering she’s a character inspired by Greek Mythology, of course her outfit will reflect that. Her skirt is called a fustanella. MALE Greek soldiers wore that. 
All I’m seeing here is “I don’t like Wonder Woman’s costume because it’s true to her classic design AND her Greek heritage!”

Sexualised in the way that Christian Bale is a sexualised version of Adam West?

Are you people honestly trying to tell me that Marvel movies don’t females sexualize their female characters? 
Emma FrostMystique

Black Widow

like are you for real
How in earth is a leather catsuit more sexual than what Wonder Woman is wearing?
An argument can be made that Diana’s skirt is too short to be practical to fight in sure, but other than that are you serious?!
Do you want to know what traditional Ancient Greek armor looked like?



(images gotten from a quick google search) 
Wonder Woman’s costume is literally the baby of the traditional Wonder Woman costume and Ancient Greek armour.
Leather does not equal sexualization. You think that it does? Go yell at the creative team of that new Batgirl design that everyone loves so much, in which the top is clearly marked to be leather.
First her body type, now her costume. For a group of people who want Diana in a movie so badly, you all seem terribly quick to rip it all apart.

damilyn:

badgergasm:

indifferentblackman:

viking-queen:

hollyedolly:

fitzylovesjemma:

hollyedolly:

gingerrogerss:

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

:/ so Superman gets an updated version of his original costume but wonder woman gets some sexualised leather get up?! OK can Superman Vs Batman get any lamer? Maybe I’m on my own here but I really don’t like this outfit at all.

DC really need to step it up if they are gonna compete with Marvel Cinematic tbh.

I have to agree. The model(actress?) looks amazing but DC need to step up their game. I mean I’m pretty sure Marvel is currently top dog in the movie department. I’m not sure about the comics because I don’t follow them.

But seriously DC… You can not overly sexualize a woman and still have fans… Look at black widow, Maria hill, Melinda may.

They don’t run around in skimpy little things.

I don’t read anything from DC tbh I looked but there aren’t many female lead titles in there that I could see. Marvel have Black Widow, Elektra, Storm, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel and She-Hulk this year alone not to mention a plethora of strong and interesting female characters in other books.

They really take their female audience seriously and are trying to tackle the issue of representation across the board but DC leave a lot to be desired. The best comic book producer next to Marvel has to be Image comics at the moment.

I just…she looks like she stepped out of a BDSM movie. Given the fact that they refuse to make a Wonder Woman movie because they feel people wouldn’t get it? You had a fricking TV show for gods sake so why the hell can’t you make a movie?! Worst excuse ever by the way, they’ve now seemingly reduced her to a side character and turned her into an object for fan boys to drool over. Not cool DC :/

I wouldn’t have much problem with it if they would at least give her some straps.

I’m a martial artist and fighting in a strapless top??? Yeah, no.

I’m guessing none of you have ever even SEEN Wonder Woman because

This is nothing compared to the wonder woman visuals we’ve been getting since she was introduced decades ago.

The costume is true to the character. The leather and metal? Considering she’s a character inspired by Greek Mythology, of course her outfit will reflect that. Her skirt is called a fustanella. MALE Greek soldiers wore that. 

All I’m seeing here is “I don’t like Wonder Woman’s costume because it’s true to her classic design AND her Greek heritage!”

Sexualised in the way that Christian Bale is a sexualised version of Adam West?

Are you people honestly trying to tell me that Marvel movies don’t females sexualize their female characters?

Emma Frost
Mystique

Black Widow

like are you for real

How in earth is a leather catsuit more sexual than what Wonder Woman is wearing?

An argument can be made that Diana’s skirt is too short to be practical to fight in sure, but other than that are you serious?!

Do you want to know what traditional Ancient Greek armor looked like?


(images gotten from a quick google search)

Wonder Woman’s costume is literally the baby of the traditional Wonder Woman costume and Ancient Greek armour.

Leather does not equal sexualization. You think that it does? Go yell at the creative team of that new Batgirl design that everyone loves so much, in which the top is clearly marked to be leather.

First her body type, now her costume. For a group of people who want Diana in a movie so badly, you all seem terribly quick to rip it all apart.

(via somuchbraver)

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gathers-no-moss asked: bless you and this blog.

No, bless you and this small but awesome fandom.  My excitement level has reached Henry Dancing In a Truck levels