TV Wonder Woman’s New Outfit, Hawkeye’s Look for ‘The Avengers’ & Hulk’s a Hero in Today’s Superhero News
It looks like someone out there is actually listening to us. Our opinions matter, folks! Unless you’ve recently been revived from a coma (which of course I’m glad your back), you missed out of the internet collectively ripping apart Wonder Woman’s ridiculous outfit for the new television series. Looks like the higher-ups have listened to our outcry because today we got a look at her new outfit. It’s one hell of an improvement.
Let’s just take in these improvements, shall we? Number one, her boots are red! Honestly, I don’t know who thought up having her pants and boots the same material and color; it looked awful and not flattering. As our Editor-in-Chief, Luke Gallagher puts it, “Her whole lower half looked like a choked smurf!” These boots are rockin’, and look, an appropriate heel for crime fighting! Seriously, no woman would fight crime in heels. Most loathe wearing them but know it makes their legs and ass look good so they suffer. Wonder Woman doesn’t need to suffer; she’s an Amazon beauty.
They changed the color and material for her pants, and thank goodness because I don’t know how she was going to move in that latex. These colors looks more patriotic, more American, which I know was something they wanted to veer away from but honestly, this looks really good. Maybe it’s because they showed us the abomination first, but I think this suit is the perfect hybrid of her iconic outfit from the comics melded with some real world sensibility. It’s still a little ridiculous; her top has no straps and she’s obviously required to do a lot of running but I guess I’ll have to suspend my disbelief. Just like the magic that’s suspending Adrianne Palicki‘s boobs.
[UPDATE! Video has been released from the UK’s Telegraph showing Palicki in action as Wonder Woman. Watch her jump a car…almost. Regardless whether this is usable take or not I like what I’m seeing, I like how physical she is, and I like that Palicki seems to putting in a good deal of the work.]
Love the new outfit or are you just pleased she’s not in baby blue, shiny latex? Let us know after the jump as well as check out a gallery of Wonder Woman in action. Plus learn what Hawkeye‘s outfit will be in The Avengers and get new info on Hulk‘s heroics.
Yesterday we told you it’s confirmed Hawkeye will play a small role in Thor as footage was shown at CinemaCon proving this. At the Disney presentation for The Avengers they shared the concept art for Jeremy Renner‘s outfit. Sadly, no purple.
Basically, Hawkeye’s costume is going to be very similar to the Ultimates version of the character. In the concept art, we see Renner wearing similar dark glasses and a leather outfit with a matching over-the-shoulder leather quill for his arrows, only the movie version of Hawkeye has the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo emblazoned on it to show his government allegiances. His precision bow is much like the one used by archers who do it for sports and hunting, which again, is also much like the Ultimates Hawkeye
We also learned about the Hulk‘s role in The Avengers. In a “sizzle reel” (yup, real term didn’t make it up; it’s a collection of interviews with the cast), Mark Ruffalo confirmed Hulk will be decidedly on the hero side of things rather than the subject of the Avenger’s first mission, which in the comics is to reel in the big, green guy.
There it is, your Superhero News Roundup. What do you think about the talk of Hawkeye’s costume, or will you need an image to decide? I think that’s how I am. I need to see it before I can approve. And hell, who knows, if we disapprove greatly enough we might even get them to change it. We have the power!