More than superheroes: Gal Gadot’s DCU co-star criticizes Warner Bros. give up Wonder Woman

The exclusion of Wonder Woman in the new DCU does not make sense according to one of Gal Gadot’s co stars.

Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman made her debut in the DCU in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and made a great impression on audiences. They loved Gadot’s charm and ease with which she portrayed the character. Her solo film in 2017 further proved that she was not a fluke and was born to play the character.

Gal Gadot as the titular character in 2017’s Wonder Woman

However, audiences did not enjoy 2020’s Wonder Woman 1984, and it seriously affected the reputation of the character. With James Gunn taking over the brand, the character was excluded from his plans for his new DCU. Gadot’s co-star from Wonder Woman 1984 is lamenting the decision and questions the new DCU for not recognizing Wonder Woman’s immense potential.

Lynda Carter Does Not Understand Why The DCU Pulled the Plug on Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter made a cameo appearance as Asteria in Wonder Woman 1984

The DCU’s Wonder Woman had a topsy-turvy journey in the DCU. Her presentation and narrative arc in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman were received very well by fans. However, Wonder Woman 1984 was a colossal failure, even though fans loved Gadot’s portrayal of the character.

The character continued to make cameo appearances in The Flash and Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Unfortunately, Gadot’s tenure as the character came to an end when James Gunn took over. This exclusion caused a lot of debate among fans, and now former Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter is confused as to why the DCU would leave out such a pivotal character in their new universe.

Carter, who starred in the popular 70s Wonder Woman TV show and played Asteria in Wonder Woman 1984, told Yahoo Entertainment that the current DCU is not interested in doing Wonder Woman unless there is pressure from fans. This is confusing to her as the character has so many layers to her that are worth exploring. She called Wonder Woman a great franchise and felt it a waste that they were not utilizing her.

Wonder Woman was among the big three of Zack Snyder’s DCEU films. Gunn does not seem to be interested in the character (for now) and is instead focusing on the larger Amazonians as a whole with the upcoming Paradise Lost project. It remains to be seen whether Gunn incorporates the character in the future.

The Escapist Nature of Action Films Draws Gal Gadot More Than Any Other Genre

Gal Gadot as Rachel Stone in Netflix’s Heart of Stone

Gal Gadot has been a part of so many action franchises in Hollywood. Be it playing Wonder Woman in the DCU or playing the charming Gisele in the Fast and Furious franchise, Gadot has made her name in the action genre. In an interview with Vogue, she stated that she loves the action genre more than any other genre due to its escapist and thrilling nature.

Gadot claimed that she is the most comfortable doing action and loves going on an emotional roller-coaster for two hours around the world with her action films.

Gadot starred in the Netflix action thriller Heart of Stone last year alongside Alia Bhatt and Jamie Dornan. She is set to star in the drama In the Hand of Dante alongside Oscar Isaac and Gerard Butler and will play the Evil Queen in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White.

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