‘Batman v. Superman’: Twitter reacts to Wonder Woman costume reveal

July 26, 2014 | 3:12 p.m.
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"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder tweeted out this first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros.)

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Henry Cavill will be reprising his “Man of Steel” role as Superman in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." (Warner Bros.)

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Ben Affleck will portray the Dark Knight in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." (Warner Bros.)

In conjunction with Saturday’s Comic-Con appearance by “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot and director Zack Snyder, fans got their first glimpse of the new Wonder Woman when Snyder tweeted out the first photo of Gadot in costume.

It’s been a busy week for those awaiting the highly anticipated 2016 follow-up to “Man of Steel,” as Snyder also recently shared a new close-up photo of Ben Affleck under the cowl.

Even in its earliest stages, the upcoming movie, which brings together a triumvirate of DC heroes and sets the stage for a future “Justice League” film that Snyder will direct, has been the subject of strong commentary in the fan community. Many openly criticized the director’s casting choices — including Affleck as Batman, Godot as Wonder Woman and “Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg as Superman’s traditionally burly, bald and middle-aged archnemesis Lex Luthor.

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As with Snyder’s reveal earlier this year of the first shot of Ben Affleck in costume posing with the new Batmobile, the photo prompted a huge response on social media, with “Wonder Woman” becoming a trending topic on Twitter within minutes. Many fans were quick to praise the edgy new take on Princess Diana, but of  course, the reaction was far from unanimous.

Take a look at some of the responses below:

What do you think of the new Wonder Woman photo? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

–Justin Sullivan | @LATHeroComplex

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70 Responses to ‘Batman v. Superman’: Twitter reacts to Wonder Woman costume reveal

  1. Ron says:

    It looks awful! I hate this costume design. HATE the boots the most. Why won't they just do the costume to make her look like Wonder Woman instead of trying to turn her into something else. UGH.

  2. David Martinez says:

    This costume looks great. Looking forward to the film. But why isn't the lasso golden?

  3. RhonD'OH says:

    Hmm. I think this may be the first time Photoshop has been used to make a woman look BIGGER. :/

  4. S.Smith says:

    So, Batman and Superman get real costumes. Wonder Woman gets one-piece lingerie. This sexism is not cool.

  5. nathrotep says:

    Pros and cons for me. I kind of like the over all look of this, but she is still too skinny. She doesn't remind me of the Wonder Woman in the comics. They have her in heels since she is only 5'9" in real life, and will need to be able to look batman and Superman in the eye, and they are both over six feet tall. In the comics, she's 6'3" and has a lot more muscle mass. Hopefully Ms Gadot will be continuing her workout in order to pull off this look successfully. However, it's a pretty good start.

  6. joey pepperoni says:

    it is pathetic nothing close to the wonder woman outfit i grew up with and will avoid the movie because of it

  7. ScottSatellite says:

    I'm so tired of dark, broody depictions of all these characters. Frankly they are all starting to look so much alike that I really have no inclination to go see the movies, especially since I know they won't bother with a plot beyond a few lines of dialog to string together a never-ending series of CGI explosions.

  8. S DuBois says:

    Wonder Woman or Xena wanna be? We get it.. you are afraid red, white and blue won't sell overseas and its the green that dictates 'truth' in Hollywood. I was disappointed. Do whatever you want now. Make Thor a woman for all I care.. Oh.. yeah.. they did.

  9. Kwame says:

    This is a good and amazing picture though foreal.

  10. DTZ says:

    Skinnier than i thought she would be. Like a twig.

  11. This is not DC comics. This is Zack Snyders Huge mess. Sucker Punch was a mess. If I were Warner Bros I would cancel this, start a whole new superman movie and a whole new wonder woman movie. Batman needs a break for a few years.

  12. KTH says:

    Why couldn't they give her costume more color? She looks good as Wonder Woman even if she is a bit too small.

  13. Tom says:

    I didn't know Wonder Woman carried a sword

  14. dchater says:

    Don't like it at all. But then again I wasn't a big fan of DC comis.

  15. LET DOWN says:

    Rin Tin Tin would have made a better Wonder Woman. NOTHING about this is Wonder Woman. I see Xena. Lynda Carter was and always will be the only true amazon princess. Gadot will never be it. Nothing against her she just IS NOT WONDER WOMAN!!! Stevie Wonder could run a better casting call.

  16. Jeffrey Turner says:

    Guys I'm so with u on this Leave it To Hollywood To Destroy A Classic., I love Wonderwoman But this is a travesty., Have u ever heard of Likeness., If That's The Case I Wonder What Lucy Lawless doing these Days Cuz That's not Wonder Woman ., not Even close Hollywood .,From All of us To You Wonderwoman we apologize for this travesty Holly wood has put you through

  17. Cee says:

    Hollywood seems to think a woman can't direct an action movie. Maybe the problem with them getting Wonder Woman right is just that none of these male directors get it. How about a big wonder woman movie directed and produced by women? Anything made by male directors will just end up with a cutout doll for wonder woman dressed in the current vogue for male fantasies.

  18. Cee says:

    Also, Hollywood has become so international and dollar conscious that they are stripping America's heroes to make them more world friendly. Why are they suddenly ashamed of America?

  19. JOHN says:

    Cool pic but where is Wonder Woman??? This would be good if she was in a medieval show or Lord of the Rings. Get real, go back and read some of the comics before you think you know something, and what's with keeping Batman and Superman traditional and reinventing Wonder Woman? Where is her Golden Lasso, and when did she ever have a sword? The answer is NEVER!!! I expected an updated costume for Wonder Woman not Xena.

  20. BB says:

    I like it a lot. Not in love with it but its a step in the right direction. In order to modernize her I was hoping for a 300like feel. A true Greek warrior type. I think the skirt or whatever is too short and it is quite colorless but definitely warrior like which is what she is. I am a true WW fan and I see no wrong with reinventing her into a new world. GG would not have been my first choice but she looks great and is pulling this off great. I really am hoping for the best here.

  21. Anthony says:

    I kinda like the new costume, but hate the boots. They make her look like a stripper. Some of you tend to forget that the Greek and Roman warriors wore leather-like outfits. The Amazon culture is derived from from the Greeks. I agree that she's too short and small for the role of an Amazon that's gonna be kicking some serious bad-guy ass. She may be a good actress, but she's not built for the role. There are tons of girls in Hollywood that are better suited for the role. In my opinion, money got her this role. Perhaps from financial backers for the film. Anyway, I hope she can pull it off, and this movie doesn't flop. Hollywood, listen to fans!! After all, they're the ones that's gonna make or break this film.

  22. Dude says:

    Ur all idiots she’s had a sword for years video games, animated movies, and the comics. Not all depictions of Wonder Woman are the same in the comics she’s not always big give the movie a chance just because she’s skinny doesn’t mean she’s going to be bad.

    P. S. Get a life.

  23. wolfmanjason says:

    1. We have no context for this picture, so all you people clamoring for red, white and blue may want to just calm down a little. For all we know this is WW before she even leaves the island and this outfit is her "standard Amazonian garb".

    2. Even if this is "the" costume if you show this picture to someone with no information about who it is or what it is from I'm willing to bet that a vast majority of people would guess Wonder Woman because it looks like Wonder Woman.

    3. Isn't it time to admit yet that the Lynda Carter WW show wasn't actually good? It was fun sure. It has a HUGE nostalgia factor of course, but was it really good? The acting, the stories they told, is that what any of you REALLY want to see? It's alright to be nostalgic for something but being blinded by it is not going to lead to a good movie, ask George Lucas.

    4. A whole bunch of you vocal minority opinion people are going to see the movie anyway, then good or bad you're going to only focus on the negative and complain endlessly until the next movie comes out which by the way you will also still go see. You have no integrity and that is why your opinion as a "fan" does not and should not matter to Hollywood.

    Side Notes:
    To the she's "too skinny/stripper type" people: Get over it, I'm sure they looked at a ton of different people and in the end had to pick the person that fulfilled more than just one aspect of the overall character. WW is more than just her body, I'd personally rather see her played strong than just look strong.

    To the "WW should be made by women" people out there: She was created by a man, I'm sure you know this. You want strong female heroes written by women? Well then quit wasting your time complaining about a character that was made by a man, has been written and drawn by primarily men for the last 70 years or so and go make one. Be the change you want.

  24. tom eoin says:

    typical modern day liberal Hollywood – take away the " 'ol red white and blue' " from an iconic AMERICAN costume

  25. Gus says:

    NO! Xena CANNOT play Wonderwoman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Wonderwoman had a LASSO not a sword!

  26. moe says:

    if the same pic of WW was posted online and the title was Xena warrior princess coming in 2016, no one would think this is wonder woman at all. its great to finally get WW on the big screen but im not going to pretend its a great WW outfit because its not.

  27. @jdtorber says:

    Awful. Way too short and way WAY too skinny ….. uh…duh she's supposed to be an Amazon. The costume might work on a bigger stronger woman – but the costume and actress are so far away from what Wonder Woman has always been it's just a joke. They could not have done a worse job selecting the actress / costume they have here.

  28. Mimi says:

    WHERE IN THE WORLD DID THE SWORD COME FROM!!!!!!????? WONDER WOMAN NEVER HAD A SWORD!!!!! WHAT IS WITH THOSE BRACELETS!!??? WHY DOES SHE LOOK LIKE XENA!!!!???? WHERE IS HER FREAKIN GOLDEN LASSO!!!!!THE HEAD BAND SHOULD BE POINTING UP!!!!!! AGAIN WHY DOES HER COSTUME REMIND ME TOO MUCH OF XENA!!!!??? LOOKS LIKE WONDER WOMAN HAS A DARK PERSONALITY!!!!! AND FOR THE PERSON THAT SAID THE PEOPLE COMPLAINING ARE GONNA WATCH IT ANYWAYS….YOU'RE WRONG! LYNDA CARTER WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST WONDER WOMAN! I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THIS BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE WIT WONT HOLD TRUE TO ANYTHING IN THE ORIGINAL. THANKS A LOT HOLLYWOOD!!! I WAS EXCITED ABOUT SEEING THIS MOVIE UNTIL I SAW WONDER WOMAN'S NEW COSTUME!!!!! MY CHILDHOOD HERO LOOKS LIKE 300/XENA MIXED TOGETHER IT IS COMPLETE CRAP!!!! (I love Xena, I just had to make a point) Now, I understand how MESSED up America is, but those Red,White, and Blue colors depicted on her original costume, made me feel like there was some hope for America, even though she was just a character. OH…AND WHERE IS THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE AT, IS SHE JUST GONNA BE A SERIOUSD ARK CHARACTER WITH NO EXPRESSION AT ALL. Hollywood….You.Suck. Have a blessed day everyone :)

  29. Lui Lui says:

    I am a huge fan of Wonder Woman. This woman looks nothing like the character. I have nothing against this actress but I will probably dislike her after she butchers my favorite female super hero. I don't understand why they could not find someone in the entire country who resembled our amazon goddest more. I am SUPER DISSAPOINTED. Bad Casting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. The Man With No Name says:

    Wonder Xena? Xena Woman? Costume blows! Lynda Carter Rules! Batman still looks like batman no matter how much they change costume. The same goes for Superman. Female Thor? Black Captain America? Gay Green Lantern? Calm down this is only my opinion, we are in America……..right! Have Good Day All – :)

  31. Omar says:

    The Casting Is Really Bad. She Looks Like She Has Been On Crack…..Too Too Skinny😠

  32. Sam says:

    I think this is very disappointing – This actress is just skin and bones – how can she even makes us believe she is a tough one, her legs can barely kick a ball much less warriors – Very upsetting! Stupid casting. Her bone structure doesn't make sense or justice to the character of Wonder woman…. btw I wish they would have casted EVA GREEN much much better

  33. Indigolantern says:

    She’s pretty, and the costume is cool, but it should be a little more colorful like the original. My only big problem is her extremely skinny body. Wonder woman is an AMAZON! they are muscular, tall,and curvy!

    if Gal eats alot more and works out then we have a wonder woman, if not then keep looking!

  34. jko says:

    The ONLY thing that bothers me is the sword. Not that I am opposed to WW using a sword or any other weapon. BUT I disagree that the sword should be a jumping off point. As if WW and the sword are now inseparable. I think this image (for the sake of the BIG reveal) would have been more powerful if she was using her cuffs to deflect bullets (which attests to her super human speed). Then, if a sword came up in the film, its more welcome. By revealing the sword here, Warner Bros. is telling the audience that this WW is all about weapons, not powers. About violence, not peace. That her powers are weak. Ever since the sword was introduced as a central weapon for WW, she seemed less pure. This image also recalls Xena and Sif (from Thor). To me, this picture does not shout goddess with super human powers. It shouts gritty female Roman Soldier, a woman trying to be a man. A human man at that. I think the reveal would be more welcoming to ALL WW fans if the sword had been left out. Fine to have in the movie, or maybe slung on her hip, just not so central for this image. By making this choice for their reveal, Warner Bros. has already told fans the WW they were hoping for is not going to be delivered. I think it was a bad choice by Warner Bros. Gal Gadot is fine. I agree people should stop picking her apart. The problem is NOT the actress, but with Warner Bros. They did so great with Super Man and Batman Dark Knight. They have always done great when handling Batman and Superman, all versions. I still have high hopes for WW. I am hopeful this picture does not mean what I fear it means….that being, Warner Bros. is totally out of touch with the WW fan base and she will get buried by this version of her.

  35. dskip23 says:

    Is Wonder Woman wearing tights in this photo? It looks like her legs and arms are a different color shade.

  36. Guest says:

    Guess he was a fan of Xena. I've been reading comics since the 60's and that ain't Wonder Woman in any form.

  37. Bee says:

    Good "Amazon Warrior" Greek type costume – still – it looks like a Xena update – but not Wonder Woman; hope there more & better to come – GG looks great in the costume; but she looks like Xena's sister- sorry – still waiting for a REAL " Wonder Woman" costume.

  38. Josh says:

    I say this to all complaining about the sword: Wonder Woman was losing popularity. They decided to take a new direction with her in the new 52, it looked very similar to this. It was phenomenal. Wonder Woman is now the best comic line in the new 52 at the moment. Have faith. Also Zack Snyder could be said of being not so great at a few things. But casting is not one of them. All of his films have great casting choices all round. PS you can see her lasso on her side!

  39. quaid says:

    I really dont care what they do but I'm just glad I'm getting to watch another DC movie, better than nothing and surely another reboot should happen a decade later, so more movies, yaay

  40. Deano says:

    I have been a big fan of Wonder Woman for decades. what made me pick up my first WW comic was her costume! the TV series did a spot on job of recreating Wonder Woman, especially for its time. the costume was perfect. Yep, the greatest female superhero is iconic because of the way she looks.
    this may well be her Amazon outfit and i sincerely hope that is the case.
    i'm not a big fan of the new 52 costume, but its ok.
    what really pisses me off most of all is that both Superman and Batman have the outfits that we know and love. the black and the blue. no changes are made to their costumes or the way they look. so why should Wonder Woman be treated any differently.

  41. Call me old school but I don't like the new costume. I like the vibrant primary colors of the old retro costume and the new one in the current DC Comics. I can understand staying away from heels though – don't like it but understand it.

  42. I'm also not a Gal Gadot fan either. I say go back to the pageant circuit where Lynda Carter came from. Stature, poise and looks – pageants have that.

  43. Alexis says:

    My only big problem is her extremely skinny body. Wonder woman is an AMAZON! they are muscular, tall,and curvy!

    if Gal eats alot more and works out then we have a wonder woman, if not then keep looking!

    ALSO where are the stars and stripes? I want the patriotic version please, give women once chance to have a real representation of our superhero. No anorexic models, and no grimy costumes with stripper boots. I love boots, but lets try something a little more useful – not just hot.

    And btw if anyone hasn't seen Gal in a bikini (or a dress, or anything for that matter in real life) this Wonder Woman picture is PHOTOSHOPPED (the body of course is what I refer to, I realize all Hollywood character shots are altered)! That deserves outrage…to photoshop curves, breasts, and legs on a woman who is pure skin and bone. Why not pick a real woman instead? With real curves? This is weak Gal, I thought you went through Israeli Military training, why cant we see some of that muscle?

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