Gal Gadot weighs in on the queer Wonder Woman news

10.11.16 10 months ago

Gal Gadot has already joined the DC cinematic universe with Batman v Superman but is set for her solo outing as Wonder Woman June 2, 2017. Gadot spoke about Princess Diana's agenda and the recent headlines made about the comic book character being queer.

Last month, DC Comics creator Greg Rucka did an interview with Comicosity in which he stated Wonder Woman was queer (a.k.a. she's had relationships with someone of the same gender as some point in her life). “When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, 'How can they not all be in same sex relationships?' Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise,” he said.

For many, this news was obvious; for others, confusing. Some couldn't comprehend Wonder Woman having relationships with women because they weren't explicitly shown on comic pages, while others insisted it wasn't true simply because she has been shown in relationships with men. It's not all that complicated really.

Regardless, Rucka's words meant a lot to a lot of people.

While many of us are still hoping we'll actually see this representation in the Wonder Woman comic, others are wondering if any of it will be presented as canon in the upcoming Warner Bros. film. Variety interviewed the Justice League actor and asked her directly.

“It”s not something we”ve explored. It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what [Rucka] said makes sense,” Gadot told them. “In this movie, she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it”s not about that. She”s a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts.”

Gadot also spoke about Wonder Woman's story in the film, something many have said was too complicated for non-comic-reading viewers. It's actually not that complicated at all, she says.

“For [director Patty Jenkins] it was very important to not just portray her as a goddess but to tell a very simple story of someone who believes in good and believes that people should be happy and lead safe, happy lives,” she said. “We cared a lot about simplifying Wonder Woman”s agenda, because it is simple. It was her heart that we cared about, not her being this warrior. When you tell a story from the heart, all of us can relate, because all of us want to live in a safe, quiet, and peaceful world.”

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