Wonder Woman Won’t Be ‘Relying on a Man’ in ‘Batman v Superman,’ Gal Gadot Says

Wonder Woman
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Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman won’t be looking to any of the male superheroes for help in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

In an interview with Glamour, the actress spoke about the comic book character’s strength and independence, and the importance of her not relying on Ben Affleck’s Batman or Henry Cavill’s Superman.

“For ‘BvS,’ it was important for me that we show how independent she is,” Gadot said. “She is not relying on a man, and she’s not there because of a love story. She’s not there to serve someone else.”

“She has so many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she’s a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence,” Gadot added. “She’s loving.”

Gadot will play Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, in “Batman v Superman,” as well as star in a Wonder Woman standalone film in 2017 opposite Chris Pine. She will also appear in two planned Justice League movies.

Gadot said that a movie should have been made years ago based on the popular character. “It should have happened a long time ago,” she said. “Now people are looking for [a superheroine], waiting for one, and I’m so happy and grateful to be the one who is actually doing it.”

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens in theaters on March 25.

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  1. nick necky says:

    Nothing against this girl-power preach, but here it sounds more like a PC bs, trying to bring the feminists to watch the movie.

  2. tane8 says:

    So, Wonder Woman is going to defeat Doomsday and Darkseid all by her lonesome? Rubbish pandering.

  3. tane8 says:

    She’s going to beat

  4. Bob says:

    Since when is asking for help a weakness? :/

  5. Ivan says:

    The advantage and the problem with Wonder Woman was summed up in one of the cartoon series when Wonder Woman and the Amazons showed up to save a city. The news reporter said ‘The city seems be being saved by a group of armed Super Models’

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