When Gal Gadot was cast as our first big screen Wonder Woman, saying that it was met with some criticism would be an understatement. Blind fan-being rage and consternation (mixed with weird body image issues in some instances,) even seems to fall a bit short. The leading complaint seemed to be that she was ‘too skinny’ and ‘didn’t have the right body type’ (meaning breasts apparently) and that she lacked the physicality that a fictitious amazonian princess should have (you’re still talking about breasts, aren’t you?)
Posted a few days back with the caption ‘There’s nothing like a good workout in the morning.. Love it! You?’ the Israeli actress, fashion model, and former soldier in the Israel Defense Forces shows off her bicep.
Her second, more recent work out photo, captioned ‘Selfi [sic] while standing on a ball. Now tell me this is not original! Good morning!!!‘, reveals a little bit more of the actresses training progress which will also reportedly include Kung Fu, MMA style kickboxing, swordsmanship, jiu jitsu, and Brazilian (I’ll let the 12 year-0lds out there fill in their own joke at the end.)
With her scenes set to start filming on Zack Snyder‘s eternally untitled Batman/Superman movie this May, Gadot still has weeks to tone up and bulk up a bit to silence any remaining naysayers… oh who am I kidding. This is the internet. Short of her actually being a clay figure brought to life by the magic of the gods or (for the New 52 fans out there) the daughter of Greek gods Hippolyta and Zeus, someone somewhere will still find some way to bitch and moan about it.
“harrump harump harump, They don’t know what they are doing, they used a polymer clay rather than a more traditional oil based one… screw you DC Comics, harrump harump harump…”