It didn’t take long for DC and Warner Bros. to make themselves noticed at San Diego Comic Con as they opened up the weekend showcasing the cape and cowl that Ben Affleck will be wearing as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today, DC remained at the top of the headlines as they revealed the first official photo of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Gadot strikes a simple, but powerful, pose in the photo which sees the Amazon princess clad in her traditional Amazonian armor, featuring her trademark bracelets and lasso of truth, knee-high armored boots, a tiara, and sword. A short skirt covers what needs to be covered while a golden/bronze “W” separates it from the torso, and matches a golden/bronze breastplate with the traditional Wonder Woman logo.
So far, and as expected, there have been mixed reviews regarding the costume, while some still can’t get over the casting of Gadot, who has put on a noticeable amount of muscle for the part, as the most powerful female comic book character. Many critiques of the costume itself stem from the fact that the colors aren’t bright and resembling a comic book page. Personally, I feel that the costume does a great job of balancing the character’s elegance and ferocity. The colors look a bit skewed, as if there is some sort of filter on the picture, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the skirt is bluer than it looks in this photo.
DC wasn’t done though, and, as anticipated, released the first teaser trailer for Dawn of Justice, featuring Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, the bat-signal, and a very familiar Superman-proof batsuit.
Being the 21st century, a video quickly leaked and is a must see if you are a DC fan.
The video can be seen here.
In the video, Batman, clad in armor that resembles the one in which he dons in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, removes a tarp from a piece of machinery that looks as if it had not been used in years. As he pulls a rusty lever, a spotlight shines the silhouette of a bat into the dark, Gotham sky. Superman hovers into the artificial light, looking extremely angry; his eyes turn red as he readies himself for battle with the mortal staring at him from below.
There has been a lot of negativity surrounding this film, but I feel that this short teaser, and the first photo of Wonder Woman, should help quell the anxiety, anger, and apprehension regarding the movie, and hopefully we can all reserve our critiques until the movie actually comes out.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on May 6, 2016.