Lynda Carter Hopes Gal Gadot ‘Has Fun’ as Wonder Woman

At long last, Wonder Woman is about to make her mark on the movie screen. The DC Comics icon is one of a handful of superheroes featured in director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel, with Gal Gadot wielding the lasso of truth.

Lynda Carter, who famously portrayed the iconic heroine on the 1970s television series, hopes for nothing but the best for Gadot as she steps into the role, telling Metro, “I hope she has fun with it.” Further, Carter thinks it’s great that Wonder Woman will appear in the Superman/Batman team-up before having a movie of her own.

“She won’t have to carry the whole film,” Carter said. “It takes the pressure off. I wish her well. I’m just glad she’s going to be out there again. Maybe she’ll get her own show again.”

As for the enduring legacy of Wonder Woman as a series and character, Carter has more than a few ideas about why the Amazon warrior remains so iconic.

“There’s an identification factor,” she said. “She’s not your average superhero. It’s not so much about her super powers as it is about her ethic. I always thought of her as a figure who stands for what’s right. We all know what’s wrong with the world today, so maybe we need her right now.”

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  • Ted Bragg

    She’s STILL THE WRONG ACTRESS to play WW. Geez, now they’re paying Carter to endorse her? This is going to be AWFUL.

  • Mac

    Yeah, because that’s exactly what it says Ms. Carter is doing…..

    Idiot.

  • Perry Constantine

    Just because someone has a different opinion from yours doesn’t mean they’re being paid to have that opinion.

  • Leandro Arteaga Vega

    “It’s not so much about her super powers as it is about her ethic. I always thought of her as a figure who stands for what’s right. We all know what’s wrong with the world today, so maybe we need her right now.” Why is so difficult for the people at Dc to understand this?

  • Voice of Reason

    Gail Gadot is an Israeli military trained combatant can whip your ass. And not in the good way. More like the beat you senseless. So she has the fighting chops. If that’s why you doubt her, then you are seriously mistaken. She can easily bulk up if the contract requires her to do so.
    Visually, she can nail this role.

    That said, I haven’s seen her acting well enough to provide depth to the character. She has openly said she’d rather be an action star and she can hold her own, but we’re finding out that we need actors who can pull of the personalities as well. And being an action star may come with the same price of being as wooden as most of them can be in some sequences.

    I’d put more importance on the acting required. Those who do so have done better than those who just look the part. Think Andrew Garfield, Mark Ruffalo and Heath Ledger who all weren’t clearly Peter Parker, Bruce Banner and Joker at first glance, but they all translated well onscreen.

    I hope she proves me wrong though.I thought Chris Evans couldn’t pull off a serious Cap but he did a fairly good job despite the rather awkward cowl in Avengers. (The one in his own movie was MUCH better)

  • Kaizokuman

    What do you expect?

  • seksivitez

    For Ted Bragg- Do not slam Ms Carter. Jesus, the woman is showing class and support. Please keep your ass away from Children’s Hospitals- that much negativity kills.

    I am not a fan of the pick either, but not that important. They will buff the little waif up.

  • Pete Stancheck

    She should play Hypolyta in an upcoming Wonder Woman Movie !
    Gail is the right Woman for WW, better than the last TV WW try

  • Richard Casey

    I do think it’s HILARIOUS people are going after her acting chops, all the while apparently forgetting the latest Superman who was so stiff he seemed to be 70% viagra.

  • Voice of Reason

    Which is actually one of the things that worry me. Same director! I am really hoping she proves my worries unwarranted.

  • Leandro Arteaga Vega

    Something more akin to the Perez version than a sword bearing Xena Wanabe

  • Ted Bragg

    Gadot. Can. Not. Act. Period. Megan Gale couldn’t act, thankfully we were spared her attempt. I have NOTHING but contempt for the DC / WB suits in charge of these films. MoS was an abomination.

  • Ted Bragg

    She can’t act. Doesn’t matter how well trained she is.

  • Ted Bragg

    Give me a big bowl of CROW. I just watched Gal in Asfur. WOW. We’re in for a treat.

  • Voice of Reason

    Sorry, sincere question. Was this an actual retraction or was it sarcasm? If it’s the former, then whew! Great!

  • Ted Bragg

    Yeah, I’m serious. I’ve been a chromeplated butthead about her.