Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Wonder Woman to be strong superhero

Gal Gadot will play an empowered Wonder Woman

Batman Vs Superman producer Wesley Coller has promised that Wonder Woman will be a "strong, empowered" superhero in the film.

The producer, who worked on Man Of Steel, said that she would be kept to a small part, played by Gal Gadot, but that it would be a powerful one because of his young daughter's love of the character.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wesley said of his daughter: "[Her] favourite book is this little Wonder Woman flip book. It has the lasso, the invisible plane, the bracelets - every page has an image she's just in awe with.

"And something that's become a reality, being a dad with a new daughter, is that I have a special place in my heart for the idea of a strong, empowered female superhero being out there. We're super excited to have her in the film, it will be a ton of fun."

But Wesley couldn't be drawn on the suggestion of Wonder Woman getting her own film, saying: "We've got to stay focused on the film we're working on now."

He also gave his opinions on the criticism from fans when Ben Affleck was cast as the new Batman earlier this year.

"Anything you do that's culturally significant, or any time you deal with an iconic character or story, you're going to hear responses from every possible perspective. So nothing surprises me any more," he said.

"If anything, that gauges the relevance of a property or character, and it's invigorating to know people care that much. It inspires you to make the coolest version of the movie that you can."

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