Recalling a not too distant past, where people complained about the casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Joe’s here to put the boot in and marvel at the new poster for DC’s “Wonder Woman”…
You guys were so wrong, huh? If her performance, albeit small, in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” wasn’t enough evidence of Gal Gadot’s suitability in playing Diana, then this image will go even further to dispel doubt.
Without gushing too much, I’m definitely a fan of this. It doesn’t follow the trend of traditional superhero posters, which – as of late – usually feature them in an array of strange poses, looking outward to some unseen enemy, dodging reams of photoshopped smokey macguffin prolapses. I love that this bucks the trend, I really do. Instead we’re have the lone figure of Wonder Woman, looking strong, powerful, and everything her character should be, against a sort-of-plain background (although this does unfortunately succumb to looking somewhat overtly computer generated, it works well enough, especially as the palette serves to guide our focus towards Diana).
Centering her so strongly, bumping the shadows/contrast up on her figure add to the inherent mystery surrounding her, which is fitting as this film is an origin story of sorts, and will serve as our main introduction to the character – as BvS didn’t really do a great job of doing that – which boils down to her coming “out of the shadows”.
I’m super stoked for this, and unworried about this film. Stay tuned for more “Wonder Woman” & other film/comic news.
Joe Crouch is a crusty mollusc with delusions of grandeur and pretensions of artistic endeavour. His tea is served between two and four. He tweets, infrequently @Grost and Instagrams his food @Sourcrouch.