Wonder Woman didn’t show up in the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and we haven’t seen any new images of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman since that first image reveal way back in July. But now we’ve got some artwork of her, the sort they might use for licensing and such. These two images went up last week:
Much like that closer look at the costume in proper lighting that we got a few weeks ago, I like this Wonder Woman so much better when she’s not put through a million filters to make everything look brown. It could maybe be a little brighter, but the colour choices are decent and the whole look definitely says “Wonder Woman”. Except for the tiara. I still hate that tiara. How hard would it have been to do the classic tiara? Did they not learn anything from when Jim Lee tried to tweak it with the New 52 and it never caught on? The iconic tiara is a classic look. This one is just weird.
I also like the idea of the cloak in the earlier images. I think Wonder Woman can pull off a decent cloak, even though this one looks oddly rough hewn and resembles Batman’s cape. Still, I dig it.
Seeing some red on the boots is nice too. Everything else we’ve seen of them looked all metallic and gold, but I’m glad they captured the spirit of the classic boots with the red sides and the stripe down the middle.
My only real concern with all of these images is the prominence of her sword. I feel like that’s suggesting we’re going to have a very warrior-like Wonder Woman, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but not the direction I hoped they’d go in this already very dark universe. Wonder Woman should bring some light into it, I think, not just be another gritty brawler. But we haven’t seen any of her role in the film yet, so I’ll try not to get too presumptuous.
Anyway, she looks decent! I’m hoping for some actual footage of her soon, but the movie’s still ten months away and it may be a while until we get a second, more expansive trailer. Some stills would be rad though. We’ve got pictures of Batman and Superman up the wazoo now; bring on the fun hero!