As the theatrical release of director Zach Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice looms ever closer, there has been more than a little pre-release enthusiasm to be enjoyed on the behalf of fans of the feature film franchise soon to comprise the DC Extended Universe, in addition to a few corporate owned sponsorships and premiere ticket sales endorsements to keep anticipation at a fever pitch. Ahead of the film’s release, fans of the original DC superheroes have been offered an exclusive glimpse at the film’s new costume designs, though it was Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman suit that most recently received the most attention.
Up to now, the exact nature and extent of Gadot’s Amazonian warrior’s role in Snyder’s new movie has been largely relegated to a subservient, supplementary nature to the film’s presumed titular showdown. However, a rumor from a talking heads panel broadcast on the Collider YouTube channel suggests that Gadot will hit the ground running, when he makes her big screen debut as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman.
In the footage featured above starting at the 23:13 minute mark, show hosts Jon Schnepp and John Campea are joined by special guests Chris Gore and Robert Meyer Burnett to talk about several interrelated topics associated with the latest superhero movie news, including the role of Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman. According to multiple rounds of eyewitness testimony provided by the esteemed panel, a number of unnamed viewers have seen Snyder’s new movie have consistently stated that Gadot “steals the movie” and her role is more substantial than trailers and TV spots for the film might lead you to believe.
If Schnepp and his cohosts are to be believed, then director Patty Jenkins’ standalone Wonder Woman movie, not to mention Snyder’s upcoming Justice League films, might prove to be as well rounded and exhaustively researched in terms of representing supporting DC Comics characters than previously intimated. Gadot certainly appears to fill out the Wonder Woman costume well enough, but if her performance as Diana Prince is truly capable of grabbing viewer attention away from the likes of Henry Cavill as Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, then moviegoers will be in for a real treat when Snyder’s Dawn of Justice sees theatrical release in a few weeks.
Until then, viewers will just have to bide their time, and perhaps pre-order tickets for what has been predicted to be a blockbuster hit expected to make between $100 and $140 million at the box office during opening weekend alone. And with any luck, Gadot’s turn as Wonder Woman will be far more substantial and awe inspiring than anything viewers have seen from the character on the big screen before.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25th, 2016, followed by Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23rd, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17th, 2017; The Flash on March 16th, 2018; Aquaman on July 27th, 2018; Shazam on April 5th, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14th, 2019; Cyborg on April 3rd, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps. on June 19th, 2020.