There’s been quite a bit of backlash over the Batman Vs. Superman movie, and although nothing could come close to Ben Affleck being cast as the new Dark Knight, there’s been quite a bit of unrest amongst fans over Gal Gadot being cast as Wonder Woman in the Man of Steel sequel. Well, new co-star Amy Adams thinks that fans shouldn’t be so quick to judge the Fast 6 star on something as silly as body size.
In a recent interview with MTV to promote American Hustle, Adams had the following to say, regarding the “body shaming” and all around negativity surrounding the casting announcement.
I don’t buy into that. Not that I [don’t] believe that it’s happening, but I’m certainly not a classically drawn woman as they exist in comic books, so I had to embrace that I just had a baby, I still hadn’t gotten my waist back. Lois is not about proportions, Lois is about her intellect and her savvy reporting skills and her empathy for Clark, and so I just didn’t think about it.
She makes some good points, and I think she did a decent job of portraying a different, more realistic and powerful Lois Lane. I’m glad that someone like Adams tried to clear some of this up, as it is kinda ridiculous that fans would be this upset about something when they don’t have a clue what the director is going for. I think Affleck being cast as Batman should be enough indication that Snyder doesn’t really care about what we think, he’s got his own vision, and this thing is happening.
Until we know exactly what type of Wonder Woman we’ll be getting, I think it’s a bit premature to get upset about who’ll be playing her, and we should wait to see how the super heroine is presented before we condemn it. That said, and I hope I’m wrong, I have a feeling that a skinny Wonder Woman is going to be the least of our worries.
So, what do you think? Do you agree with Adams, and that we shouldn’t judge Gadot on her body, but on the character that she brings to life? Let us know!