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Gal Gadot says Wonder Woman “has moments of humour, but it’s pretty dark”

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Sitting just shy of $800 million internationally, there’s no denying that Batman v Superman has made a whole bunch of money. There’s also no denying that it’s not made as much as Warner Bros would have hoped for (Heck, it even got beat by a really bad Melissa McCarthy comedy!). Just as to why audiences have not turned up in the numbers that the studio would have liked would require a lot more words than I’m willing to type right now, but I will say that there are two words that tend to show up a lot: Not fun.

Obviously that is a subjective observation as some found the movie a lot more fun than others, but there’s no doubt that both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman have been pretty dark films. And it seems Wonder Woman, one of the few actual sources of light in BvS, will be following suit in her upcoming solo movie. Actress Gal Gadot spoke to Digital Spy about the movie and revealed that while the origin story will retain some of that lightness, it would also have its own grimness.

“In Batman v Superman, you get a glimpse of who she is but not where she comes from. In Wonder Woman, this would be the first time we ever tell the coming-of-age story of how Diana becomes Wonder Woman. It’s very interesting. It has moments of humour, but it’s pretty dark.”

Besides for helming an episode of Arrested Development and two Entourage jaunts, director Patty Jenkins’ filmography doesn’t exactly speak to comedic overtones, so I never really expected her to go full on joke-city. However, Gadot’s Wonder Woman boasted such a vitality in the 7 minutes (yes, 7 minutes) of screen time she had in BvS, that I really would have loved to see that tone carried through to her solo film.

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Of course the sexy, street smart Diana aka Wonder Woman we met in BvS is technically not the same Diana we would see in her movie, as it’s a prequel that takes place in World War I – not exactly an era known for its happy rainbows and daffodils – long before she would every become a hero.

“We all saw before the beautiful coming of age of Batman, Spider-Man, Superman. We don’t know anything about Wonder Woman… We go back 100 years to when she’s more naïve.. She’s this young idealist. She’s pure. Very different to the experienced, super-confident, grown-up woman you’ve seen.”

There have been rumours that the upcoming film will be set in modern times as well, with this later time period book-ending the central part of the story set in the early 20th century. If that is the case, it certainly will be intriguing to see Gadot playing these two different versions of the same character and showing us how the one becomes the other. And if just one of them is even half as cool as she was in BvS, then I can’t wait to see it.

Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen. It is scheduled for release on June 2, 2017.

This article originally appeared on TheMovies

Last Updated: April 12, 2016

21 Comments

    • Strawman Jim

      April 12, 2016 at 19:22

      #winning or should I say… SWINGING!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 13, 2016 at 07:53

        HAHAHAHA!

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      April 14, 2016 at 07:56

      Holy f*ckballz in a costume laced with piranha teeth…

      Reply

    • Kelsy

      April 20, 2016 at 19:22

      In my mind…if an tough female person like wonder woman said there are ‘dark’ entertainment…dominatrix kind of stuff should be the more appropriate idea…isn’t it anyone??!

      Reply

  1. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 13, 2016 at 07:12

    …sexist armour

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 13, 2016 at 07:12

      OH NO HE DIDN’T!

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the Isolatid

        April 13, 2016 at 07:42

        ^ This is like an Eddie Murphy moment where you’re playing all the different roles yourself.

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  2. iusedtobe(a)regular

    April 13, 2016 at 07:31

    This girl is smoking! Imagine being “Lost” on that island I dont I’ll be trying so hard to get off it, in fact I dont think I’ll be trying at all.

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      April 13, 2016 at 07:39

      “hard”….”get off”

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      • Captain JJ the Isolatid

        April 13, 2016 at 07:40

        Yea, I was wondering about that.
        XD

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 13, 2016 at 07:55

      • iusedtobe(a)regular

        April 13, 2016 at 12:03

        Ah yes, I see what you did there.

        Reply

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 14, 2016 at 07:54

        I imagine that that is dirty talk when you get to the age of 65…

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  3. Captain JJ the Isolatid

    April 13, 2016 at 07:35

    As much as I love Gal Gadot as an actress she doesn’t quite have the Wonder Woman look.
    As far as the original wonder woman goes, this isn’t it at all, but I don’t mind a new take and this does look very promising.

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    • Strawman Jim

      April 13, 2016 at 10:07

      Yeah, I have to agree with you on that. When I think Wonder Woman I think off a Lucy Lawless type acress – Athletic, Amazon, beautiful and damn it… so very scary!

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      • Captain JJ the Isolatid

        April 13, 2016 at 10:15

        Yea man. Exactly that. 😀

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        • iusedtobe(a)regular

          April 13, 2016 at 12:14

          Lucy Lwaless’ (Xena) body with Gabot’s face = Wonder Woman

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  4. Captain JJ the Isolatid

    April 13, 2016 at 07:44

    “every become a hero”
    Does everyone become a hero!?
    Waaaat!?

    Reply

  5. chimera_85

    April 13, 2016 at 15:46

    I wet myself when I saw that second pic, oh my

    Reply

  6. Bonnie

    May 1, 2016 at 18:10

    Well, at least one colombian artist named Fulvio Obregon is using art trying to show that even superheroine like wonder woman have an life of her own!

    Reply

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