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Lynda Carter Weighs in on Wonder Woman’s New Costume

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The first official look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was revealed in July at Comic-Con International, and by and large, reactions seem to be positive. But there’s one person close to the character who isn’t wild about the Amazon warrior’s new aesthetic.

Speaking with Access Hollywood, former Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter confessed she isn’t the biggest fan of the character’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice costume, specifically because she misses “the red, white and blue” aspects of the uniform.

“Maybe there’s a lot more color in it than what we saw in the picture,” said the actress, who starred as the iconic heroine on the 1975-1979 television series. “It’s almost impossible to play a superhero anyway. You can’t. You just have to play a character that happens to do these amazing things. That’s the only way you can do it. And the costumes all take care of themselves, but it was a little more – I’ll have to wait and see.”

“I hate to comment on something that I haven’t seen, and I’m very supportive of Gal Gadot,” Carter continued. “I’m very supportive of them doing Wonder Woman, putting her in any capacity. I think she needs to be out there. … It’s high time somebody took a chance and did it and so I’m really happy about that.”

Like it or not, Wonder Woman (and her new look) debuts in Batman v Superman, in theaters on March 25, 2016.


  • cmkeller

    That costume might just be introductory, it’s very possible they eventually put her in the iconic red-white and blue.

  • Justin

    Linda Carter is a class act, and also dead on. I don’t hate the new look, but it’s so bland in color. Maybe just the picture (I hope), but if not I think they made a bad choice to remove the red and blue elements. I would give major kudos to DC if they worked in a Linda cameo in BvS. Unlike Superman and Batman who have multiple living actors who have filled the role, Wonder Woman has only Linda. I think it’s appropriate Warner Bros shows some love and respect to her being the original (and only until/if Gal’s version takes off) Diana!

  • Shokdiesel

    They won’t. They pretend the other stuff doesn’t exist. Adam West wasn’t as iconic, but he’s been forgotten (until Batman ’66). WB is too worried about diluting its brand, and people getting confused between Lynda’s origin and Gadot’s new one. It’s kind of like how they’ve discarded the artists/writers who created the beautiful characters that they’ve made so much money on.

  • Hugh Jass

    Red, Gold, and Blue.
    Ok, I guess she had white stars.

  • Robert Melendrez

    A lot of things are possible but I think that it’s highly unlikely. All indications point to the cinematic DC Universe holding to a “no bright colors” “no jokes” and “no smiling if your happy” policy. After all, superheroes are NOT fun or for kids but rather serious entertainment for +20 -40 year old men.

  • RobotShlomo

    They even want to pretend Green Lantern and the Joel Schumacher Batman films don’t exist. I don’t think it has anything to do with the brand. It’s more of trying to copy and paste the Dark Knight aesthetic on to EVERYTHING, because it’s the easiest solution. “Make it more like Batman”. They dirty up Superman and other characters by surrounding them with more adult trappings, and convince their fans that this is a “serious” take on the material. Meanwhile across the street Marvel has taken largely unknown characters, presented them in a way that’s accessible to children and still nuanced enough to be appreciated by adults, and turned it into the biggest movie of 2014. Oh, but that doesn’t count because it’s not “dark and gritty”.

    WB is going to burn the audience out on the whole dark and gritty super hero movie. Audiences are going to get bored, and people won’t take their kids to see a movie with Superman drowning in skulls again.

  • Shokdiesel

    You make good points. I’m focused on the branding because I remember Lynda Carter cast in the sitcom “Sky High,” as a high school principal. The show wanted to have a set of Wonder Woman bracelets on Carter’s desk as a quiet homage to her role, but DC/Time Warner corporate nixed it wen they asked permission to do so. They didn’t want Carter — who ESTABLISHED that brand to mainstream TV viewers outside of comic book fans — to be associated with WW. It’s ridiculous. It’s a reason they didn’t want a WW movie. Corporate had Lynda Carter stuck in their heads, and they didn’t want to tarnish that memory with a Green Lantern-like bomb. The arrogance and stupidity of those Time Warner nitwits (I still have the fresh memory of the joyless “Meh of Steel”) just pisses me off. Thank goodness I can see a movie with a giant tree and humanoid raccoon to make me happy.

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  • CCIDgfx

    Geoff Johns…one of the biggest creators in the DC universe in years….as well as Jeff Loeb(Before going back to Marvel) have been involved in just about every DC cinematic outing since Smallville….I see what your saying but…

  • Shokdiesel

    I’m a fan of Geoff Johns. Can’t stand what Jeph Loeb did to Marvel’s animated universe, but I’ll let it slide. Johns has added some cool Golden Age Justice Society stuff to Smallville, but for the most part, they were characters who never appeared on TV. Green Lantern didn’t need John’s Parrallax villain. Should have just had Hammond or go straight for Sinestro. What I can’t stand is creator pride. Take the best aspects of a character and add new ones. No need to reinvent the wheel and no need to have so much pride you can’t “copy” what someone else has done. It’s about the fans, not your ego.

  • bobmcpherson

    DC/WB is committing suicide………..which is just fine. Go Marvel.

  • Django Fett

    That’s what they’re doing apparently with Superman.

  • TheGavGav

    An easy way to do it would be having her first appear in the costume we’ve seen. She observes the publics respect for Superman and decides to colour her costume similar to his as a sign that she’s not a threat.

    Also, this dark and gritty thing is a bad move if they do it for every movie. Especially if they do that Green Lantern/Flash team-up. That should be done in a action/comedy buddy-cop style. It would be amazing. Dark and gritty Flash and Green Lantern team-up? No thanks!

    They should spruce the sequal up by playing to the world of Superman and Batman’s comedic strengths. Add Jimmy as a new employee at the Daily Planet, now that Clark works there there two could become good friends as the newbies and you could make Jimmy comedic reflief. Then make Alfred very snarky and sarcastic and boom, two different characters with two distinct styles of comedy. Then they just have to figure out how to write FUNNY jokes. Although that water in the tap joke in GL did make me laugh.

  • LeVar

    I actually think her costume is fully the traditional colors. I think it falls in the vein of that Batman photo. It was Monochrome. It showed a lot, while still keeping a big detain hidden. I believe this Wonder Woman photo is the same.

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  • alton

    Times must be desperate when an article like this appears.Who the bloody **** cares what LC thinks about a WW costume?

  • TheWolverine

    Because until now she was the only one to have portrayed her in live action properly.

  • Guardian67

    The new look is bland as is the new Wonder Woman. This one will make Green Lantern look like high art.