The classic Wonder Woman joined the current on the “blue” carpet during the premiere for Patty Jenkins film about the classic DC Comics heroine. The latest chapter in the DC Entertainment Universe has received great reviews ahead of its release on June 2nd, far from the disaster that was rumored following the release of Suicide Squad. While it hasn’t been without some unofficial controversy thanks to some “all female” screenings by Alamo Drafthouse, the premiere was a celebration of the character’s first foray on the big screen.
The highlight of the red carpet was definitely Lynda Carter appearing with Gal Gadot to represent the two most well-known iterations of the character 40 years apart. According to The Sun, the meeting allowed Gadot to show reverence for her predecessor:
“She is such a special woman and a unique person and it’s always great to see her. My heart is going crazy.”
Carter played Wonder Woman for three seasons in the original television series, battling Nazis for one season on ABC before moving to present day and a new network over at CBS. The actress also joined the DC television universe with a role as the president on Supergirl, something that came in handy when the show paid tribute to Wonder Woman during a promo for the film earlier this month. When Gadot was named as the new Wonder Woman ahead of Batman V Superman, Carter offered her thoughts on why the character hadn’t been on the big screen and hopes for Gadot’s take:
“I think females baffle men, and so, that”s made it difficult to get a Wonder Woman movie made,” said Carter. “She”s strong, but she”s so much more – not everybody gets that.” She then revealed what she hopes to see in Gal Gadot”s version of the Amazon. “Most important, I want her to have a heart and a strong sense of humor.”
(Via The Sun)