Why Gal Gadot Is a Real-Life Wonder Woman

Posted June 08, 2017

However, amidst discussion of Wonder Woman - now portrayed on the big screen by Gal Gadot - as a role model for girls, Zehner referenced the movie's male lead, Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine), and said he teaches young men that being vulnerable is being strong.

Wonder Woman is now playing in theaters nationwide.

But one more impressive detail you may not have known was that actor Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman, was pregnant while filming. Wonder Woman had a $103 million opening in the USA and has since made $12 million more, bringing its domestic total to $115 million. "Wonder Woman" also broke the record for the most successful opening weekend for a movie directed by a woman. Much of the hullaballoo, however, comes from the assertion that Wonder Woman will empower women and encourage the positive "representation" of women that is supposedly so rare in Hollywood. Jenkins was only signed for one film, but that means if Jenkins' representatives wanted, they could force Warner Bros.to pay millions of dollars more to keep her on board. ". (He's this) strong, gorgeous, wonderful male who shows vulnerability, who is in the presence of literally Wonder Woman, and holds his own space in the most respectable way, so it's challenging gender norms on both sides". So, male superheroes could have Lois Lane. "I want to live in a world where every person... knows (they) can be smart and strong and powerful and kind and all the things that Wonder Woman is". No human being is an island like that. In fact, it is one of the best comic book movies ever made.

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In the end while some felt like Diana was cheated out of her story by Steve's sacrifice, many understood how important it was to have the character in the film. All in all, it sounds like a great time to be Patty Jenkins (and a fan of Wonder Woman).

"Wonder Woman" didn't have to be wonderful.