Oh so that’s what Wonder Woman looks like now

The Justice League is soon to assemble in some form in Zack Snyder’s clumsily titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Well soonish, the movie doesn’t actually come out until the summer of 2016 but it’s such an event that there’s already plenty of publicity surrounding it. As well as Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman, there’s also going to be appearances by Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and perhaps most notably Wonder Woman as played by Gal Gadot. Are we sure this isn’t actually the Justice League movie?

There’s been a distinct lack of female leads in comic book movies and it seems insane that there hasn’t been a Wonder Woman film up until now. Just as Superman no longer has pants on the outside of his costume, Wonder Woman needs to cast off the stars and stripes and get a new 21st century look. If you’ve seen David E Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot, you’ll understand why. So here she is as tweeted by director Zack Snyder; and she looks like Xena: Warrior Princess. And yes comics fans, I know she looks like that in the comics now but Wonder Woman has some way to go to make that look her own. It’s up to you now, DC/Warner Bros.

Wonder Woman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released 29 April 2016 in the UK and 6 May 2016 in the US