At this weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego, fans were treated to the first image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, who is set to appear in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Check it out from Gadot herself:
And let's be clear: She looks badass. There's lots of metal armor and tough-looking weapons. But she's another example of superheroes in modern movies losing their camp quality in order to look gritty. There's not a trace of red or blue, let alone spandex, in Gadot's costume.
It's a far cry from Lynda Carter's 1970s TV portrayal. In fact, she looks more like a certain warrior princess from '90s television. Here's what fans had to say on social media.
The Internet reacts to the first photo of the new Wonder Woman. pic.twitter.com/HcG95RXCAa charliecapen (@charliecapen) July 28, 2014
the "new" Wonder Woman and 1995 Xena Warrior Princess. Maybe they got a discount on the used outfit? pic.twitter.com/bzzFm0LpPB Trisha M (@trismac) July 26, 2014
Also the reason the new Wonder Woman looks like Xena is because Xena was always a rip off of WW, get it together! pic.twitter.com/1EQaz5yF7M Usagi TV (@alwaysamedic) July 28, 2014
Wonder Woman, fighting crime, fighting controversy.