When it comes to Justice League, it looks like a movie that is just going to truly solidify just how great Gal Gadot is as Wonder Woman. We know that the character has experienced the first retcon of the DC Extended Universe in that she was active between World War I and the present day, as opposed to what she said in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Gadot talked about that difference to the New Zealand Herald.
“Obviously, she’s more experienced and has more understanding of the world now but in her core, she’s basically the same character: she’s still full of love, still full of compassion and cares about people,” Gadot explains. “She also feels a greater sense of responsibility than before though, particularly with Flash and Cyborg, because she’s brought them into the team and they have no experience, they’re humans and they could get killed.”
Gadot knew how important the role was, but she never expected just how big of an impact it would have on her life. She’s now a role model for countless women and girls, and it’s a big responsibility.
“It’s funny because I never thought about that when I got the part, but now I do feel the importance of the way that I carry myself and the message that I present to the outside world, since playing her,” she says. “That’s especially so as we live in an era where social media means you can have thousands of followers who look up to you. So, even though I’m not as special as people might think – I’m just an actress who had the luck to portray this character – I still feel like I have a responsibility to women and girls. That’s why, when I have encounters with fans – especially young ones – it’s important for me to show them something positive, something good.”
Gadot also comments on how Wonder Woman was briefly made an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls:
“Yeah, they did, before changing their mind when it caused a fuss,” replies Gadot, clearly dismayed at the UN’s decision to subsequently retract the honour when it caused a backlash. “I found it really strange that they did that because it’s all about empowering women with positive role models who promote equality, fairness, good values, love, and acceptance. I think Wonder Woman encompasses all of that, so it would have been really good having her in that role.”
Now that we have a great DC film under our belt with Wonder Woman, it’s time to see if Justice League can stick the landing.
Summary: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder, stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, and Henry Cavill. It will be released on November 17th.