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I'm completely, and utterly disappointed by the casting choice, and read around the intertubes about it, and saw some completely backward perceptions of what's going on. Mainly, they cast Wonder Woman based on appeal, sexual, and international. They picked a pretty model, that is vaguely foreign. She is fairly tall, but really skinny, and not at all intimidating. They said that they were bulking her up for the role, but they are only paying her 300k per movie, of the three she's signed on for, not exactly enough to ruin her modelling career over, so of course she didn't bulk up.
What is funny to me, is that people claim that suggesting that Wonder Woman should be athletic is body shaming... and that her power comes from magic, or whatever, and not her muscles... but neither do Superman's, or Thor's, so why do they have to be beasts? Or that Lynda Carter was also slender... but someone with Adam West's, or Chistopher Reeve's physique just wouldn't fly in the modern climate of what is expected of Super Heroes, and more is expected now than ever before. Just look at the changes in muscularity of Hugh Jackman over the years of playing Wolverine. Even the comedian Paul Rudd put on weight and definition when it wasn't even contractually obligatory, he did it of his own accord, and they just worked in the shirtless scene unplanned. This is what is expected of superheroes, for them to look athletic, and intimidating, they are supposed to be inhumanly good at punching people in the face, and ought to look like it.
It is extremely disappointing that they didn't get someone athletic, or that she didn't do what the rest of the actors do (Bale went from 120 to 210 LBS to play Batman between films), and from this, you can see what kind of terrible movie is going to come out of this. I don't think that she has to look like a body builder, but she definitely should look the greatest melee fighter in the world. That sad fact is that that wouldn't look attractive enough.
Last Edited By: Elsa Delyth Feb 3 16 1:03 AM. Edited 2 times