The true meaning of Christmas.
"We were always a dream… Of course you can dance."
X-Men Legacy #21: “Superorganic”
Script by Simon Spurrier. Art by Khoi Pham.
Merry Christmas, humanity!
Swamp Thing, #26: “Victor: Spoiled”
Script by Charles Soule. Art by Jesús Saiz.
captainwarbuckle preguntó: I understand what you're saying but I'm just saying MOST guys are only talking about her looks
Oh, I know. I just wanted to state my opinion. I know you’re not trying to generalize (and I get that’s difficult, considering the generally discriminative tone of the male point of view in comics).
What I intended to point out is that it’s not only the fault of those becoming fixed on how she looks, but also that the people responsible of casting her have become fixed on her looks: she lacks the charisma, she apparently lacks (as of now) the acting skills or the ability to carry the weight of such an iconic character (hell, the almost only globally recognizable female comics icon!), and the only visible resemblance to Diana is that… she’s fit? she’s beautiful? she’s almost the same age (around 30-ish)?
I can imagine plenty of actresses better fit for this job, starting with the self-appointed-for-the-Wondie-role Jaimie Alexander would’ve been a better choice, and a charismatic one.
Anyway, as I stated before, I too would like to channel the debate to the proffessional level (skills) of her, avoiding the sexist approach many websites have taken (just look at the pictures used in 99% of them to illustrate the news… *sigh*).
Aaand… sorry for my English. Not a native. Cheers!
When a man is cast for batman all they talk about is his acting chops
When a woman is cast as Wonder Woman all they talk about is how skinny she is
Firstly, I completely agree on the disgusting objectization of women, especially around comicdom.
BUT secondly, whenever I’ve talked about her (I’m a guy, ftr), the first thing that’s come out of my mouth is “Who is this?”. Acting chops? She has barely any. Charisma? I see no such thing in her roles (even if she tries to). So no, knowing what we know and before watching any footage of her as Wondie, my first impression is “NO, Gal Gadot is definitely NOT a good casting choice for playing such an iconic character”.