Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot calls for more female superheroes

Gal Gadot: “We need more female superheroes”

Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has called for more female superheroes.

Gadot, who will also star in a standalone Wonder Woman film next year, made the comments on Twitter while responding to questions from fans on Tuesday (March 29).

Asked how she feels to be a role model for girls everywhere, the Israeli actress replied: “It feels great! Being a mother, it’s very important that #WonderWoman comes back to life, we need more female [superheroes].”

Gadot was also asked what her favourite thing about being Wonder Woman is, to which she responded: “everything she stands for — compassion, love, truth, justice, equality. She’s a whole lot of woman!”

She added that the comic book character is still “vulnerable” despite her superpowers and that the forthcoming film, due for release on June 23, 2017, will “explore all her sides”.

In a recent interview with IGN, Galdot said that the solo film will focus on the origins of Wonder Woman.

She said: “In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I started at the end result of Wonder Woman. In the standalone Wonder Woman movie, it’s the first time we’re going to tell the coming of age of Wonder Woman and I’m going to go back in time, I’m going to travel back in time.”

Wonder Woman [in the solo film] is different than the one you’re going to see in BvS. She’s more naive and pure and she’s this young idealist who does not understand the complexities of men and life, whereas in BvS she’s super, she’s very experienced and it’s been such am amazing creative process.”

Wonder Woman appeared for the first time on the big screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 74 years after the character was created.

A recent survey revealed that moviegoers were most excited to see Wonder Woman in the DC Comics film.