Wonder Woman

HOF: September Entrant #3 : Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

It’s that time of the month again, and we at DCWorld are launching the semi-final for September’s HOF chapter.  Here is the third entrant for the September Hall of Fame, Gal Gadot.

My September nominee is none other than DC’s leading lady Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Is there anything this woman can’t do? Prove me wrong, I dare you. Gal Gadot delivers a performance like no other in the Summer box office hit Wonder Woman. Smashing many superhero and non-superhero movie records, as well as being an empowering, iconic, female lead, which is kind of a big deal. Especially now, more than ever.

With an unforgettable performance, Gal Gadot embodies Princess Diana of Themyscira in ways beyond expectation. A big screen hit 75 years in the making, the world finally got to experience the legendary, Amazonian Warrior Princess at her all-time best. Saving the world and reminding us that ‘love’ is the answer. Something we all didn’t realise we needed to be reminded of.

From the first release of Wonder Woman on the big screen, to the recent digital release, the hype has yet to diminish. And can you blame the world? Gadot’s on-screen presence shines as she takes on the role of the fierce Warrior Princess. Sending chills down our spine with her graceful, yet kick-ass action sequences, which show her Israeli Defence Force physique, and extra chills with empowering lines such as; “If I stay, who will I be?” All. The. Chills.

It’s no secret Gadot received wide-spread criticism regarding her short-lived title as The U.N’s Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. This perfectly said quote from Gadot has really stuck by me, “When people argue that Wonder Woman should ‘cover up,’ I don’t quite get it,” she says. “They say, ‘If she’s smart and strong, she can’t also be sexy.’ That’s not fair. Why can’t she be all of the above?” Since watching Gadot in Wonder Woman (probably 10 times), it’s safe to say that many were quiet about the way she looked and instead were blown away by her strong, inspiring performance. You can be sexy, you can be smart and you can be strong. Proven 10 times over by her incredible performance in Wonder Woman. Get me on the next flight to Themysicira. STAT!

Are you more of a movie fan?  Do you think Gal Gadot deserves to join Robin Lord-Taylor in the Hall of Fame final in December? You can vote in September’s Hall of Fame semi-final here.  Every vote counts so make sure you have your say!

The Amazonian and the Barbarian unite

We have been graced with a new legendary crossover! It’s finally here! A crossover between two god-like characters. This September, we get to share a new Wonder Woman/Conan world with legendary writer Gail Simone and exceptional artist Aaron Lopresti. We can’t ignore their unforgettable run with Wonder Woman. So many high hopes for this pair reuniting.

As if this crossover didn’t take long enough. Where does this adventure begin? Soon after Conan washes ashore an unknown, mysterious land, he crosses paths with our daring, fearless Diana, Princess of the Amazons. Quickly, they find trouble, lots of trouble and are forced into slavery by the powerful slave-owner Dellos. We can be sure to see a face-off in a gladiator arena between the Amazon Princess and the Barbarian. Bring it on. But what I am most excited about is who will stop the mighty force that is Wonder Woman and Conan? Who will dare to take down our fearless DC warriors? Let’s find out!

Simone said in a recent statement “I love crossovers, I love Wonder Woman, and being able to bring the undisputed greatest warriors of the DCU and Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age together for the very first time is a dream come true. A major draw is getting to reunite with the great Aaron Lopresti, whose very favorite things to draw are Wonder Woman and barbarians. Its blades and bracelets, wizards and wonder and I couldn’t be more delighted.”

Simone also tweeted (what’s that, you’re not following her on Twitter? What have you been doing with your life? Follow her!):

WE WANT YOUR JOB SIMONE. AHHH!

September 20 can’t come soon enough. Prepare for magic and swordplay. Lots of swordplay.