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:
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.