I’ve had a lot of people call me out on my comment regarding Gal Gadot’s resume. I can see their point. Certainly and actress who hasn’t worked very much in film in their career could be a good actress. I’ve seen her work and certainly I don’t think she’s bad. But I also don’t think I’ve seen the range and experience that I’d like to see.
I think everyone can agree that the casting of Wonder Woman is hugely important. While there have been multiple Batman movies and multiple Superman movies, in 75 years there has never been a live action Wonder Woman movie. A few years ago when Brandon Routh didn’t work out, they just went and cast another actor. And we got another Superman movie. When Eric Bana didn’t work as Hulk, they went and got another actor. And when Norton didn’t work out they got another actor.
I think anyone who knows the way it is with women in Hollywood and big budget movies it just doesn’t work that way.
Lynda Carter didn’t have much experience. And she was fantastic. But that was another place and time. A TV program in the 70s is not a big screen movie. The stakes were not as high.
Maybe I’m naive. Maybe I’m just too gun shy but I honestly believe that Wonder Woman has one shot on the big screen. This casting will help determine that. That’s a lot of pressure.
Do you think it is fair to want an actress that you know will kill the part?An actress you know has shown the range, the work, the ability?
When Hathaway was cast as Catwoman, there was a lot of people who didn’t like her. But you knew her work and you could tell she could act.
Same with Adams.
Same with Scarlett Johanson.
Oh you might not like them. You might not even think they’re very good actors.
But there is certainly a lot of work to evaluate them by.
As far as I’m concerned my hope was for the BEST actress possible to play Wonder Woman.
One indicator of a good actress to me would be a CV showing range and regular work.
Certainly others could feel that wasn’t a concern.
Gal Gadot may turn out to be a great Wonder Woman.
She may have range and talents that we haven’t seen.
She may have not gotten work despite being a great actress because of other reasons.
That’s a lot of assumptions. Some may be satisfied with that. Some may feel she looks the part and that’s enough. Some may think that what they’ve seen of her acting is enough.
It’s take 75 years to put Wonder Woman on the big screen.
If this doesn’t work, you’re not likely to see another try for awhile.
You can disagree but I was hoping for a slam dunk sure bet.
I understand this. it’s only a fucking chance that Wonder Woman has. There’s no way to know if Gal Gadot will do well, I can only trust and hope for better. Her resume doesn’t say that much.
When Chris Hemsworth was first cast as Thor, my reaction was “That guy from Star Trek? Really? But he’s so… small? What does he even do? I can’t see it…”
AND NOW LOOK WHERE WE ARE GANG. NOW LOOK WHERE WE ARE.
#To be honest I’m more afraid of the script and the current landscape of DC movies#like… CAN DC not suck long enough to let the actress have a chance to shine?#’cause scripts and directers can easily destroy talented people…
I’m a multi-shipper and I can usually reason, rationalize, or justify behind most ships, but man, when I NOTP, I NOTP hard. I’m so salty and bitter about ships I despise (don’t worry don’t worry I don’t tag my hate or anything).
oh god, this is me.