The New Wonder Woman Looks Exactly Like Xena: Warrior Princess

What would Lynda Carter say?

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:

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And let's be clear: She looks badass (opens in new tab). 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.

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Even Lucy Lawless, who played Xena on the 1995 show, didn't take too kindly to the character (opens in new tab), slamming a DC Comics artist who said he didn't want Wonder Woman to be a feminist (opens in new tab).

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Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.