25 Mar – Although the newly released "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" have been receiving mixed reviews, the performance given by Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the film received generally high praises.
Earlier today, Warner Bros released the first official look of the upcoming "Wonder Woman" solo film directed by Patty Jenkins via Entertainment Weekly.
The photo shows Gal Gadot who plays Princess Diana, donning a different outfit from her "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" costume, alongside three of the most important people in her life – her mother, Queen Hippolyta played by Connie Nielsen, General Antiope played by Robin Wright and Lieutenant Menalippe played by Lisa Loven Kongsli – at the island of her origin, Themyscira.
These three Amazon warriors are the ones who are responsible for turning Diana into the strong warrior that she is today.
The solo "Wonder Woman" movie comes to cinemas in 2017, and also joining the cast mentioned above would be Chris Pine, Danny Huston, David Thewlis and more.
Anyway, back to the criticisms following Zack Snyder's "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice", now the director and the cast of the film have stepped up to defend the movie from critics.
"The interesting thing is that we get the critics who have their personal opinions and the thing about personal opinions is that they always come from a place. And there's a preconceived idea which you have to get past a critic before you start writing your article or your review, and that affects everything," said Superman actor Henry Cavill to Yahoo UK.
He then continues, "What is really going to matter, I believe, is what the audience says, because they're the ones who are buying tickets, they're the ones who want to see more of this kind of story or not and so the audience's voice is loudest and after this weekend the audience, at least partly, will have spoken."
Amy Adams who plays Lois Lane, the love interest of Superman, chimed in as well, "I know that Zack doesn't make the movies, or none of us are making the movies for the critics. You can't go into it with that perspective. I know we really hope the fans like it and so far the reaction has been really positive on that front... If you're interested in a film you should see it and form your own opinion rather than just going on the word of somebody (else)."
Director Zack Snyder also made a brief comment on the critical response saying, "I'm a comic book guy and I made the movie based as much as I could on that aesthetic. And so I don't know how else to do it 100%, so it is what it is."
If the critics' review will in any way affect the box office performance of "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice", we wonder if this will somehow affect the other DC upcoming projects as well.
There are currently six upcoming DC movies; "Suicide Squad" (2016), "Wonder Woman" (2017), "Justice League Part One" (2017), "The Flash" (2018), "Aquaman" (2018) and "Justice League Part Two" (2019).