Wonder Woman. Has. A. Sword.
“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder tweeted out a photo during Comic Con this weekend, showing what the glorious combination that is Israel model/actress Gal Gadot and badass superchick Wonder Woman will look like. This isn’t your good ol’ red, blue and gold getup. Gadot seems to be taking her cues from Xena, Warrior Princess’ with that metal armor bodice. No spandex or tights in sight.
At this point, it’s worth repeating: Wonder Woman. Has. A. Sword.
Great time at #SDCC this year! #WonderWoman #DCTrinity http://t.co/iPhukjD0F3 pic.twitter.com/JobeSzwfH4 — ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) July 26, 2014
What do you think of the costume?
Yesterday, the Internet was abuzz with the fact that Israeli supermodel Gal Gadot had been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman.”
But not all were enthusiastic. Apparently, fans are concerned that the former Miss Israel’s, ahem, assets aren’t up to scale.
Basically, her boobs aren’t big enough.
I wonder if Wonder Woman’s boobs are gonna be CGI #nodisrespecttoGalGadot #BatmanvsSuperman ampmdash; Matt✌ (@MattVenegas) December 5, 2013
But why not cast Kat Dennings as Wonder Woman… 'cause, you know, boobs! ampmdash; Antonio Bifulco (@BifulcoArt) December 5, 2013
Even Superman had some thoughts on the matter:
What did I think about Gal Gadot being selected as Wonder Woman? pic.twitter.com/ZgeVVvPRV0 ampmdash; Superman (@SupermanTweets) December 5, 2013
Gal Gadot will be the new Wonder Woman! I repeat: Gal Gadot will be the new Wonder Woman!
As our good Arty Semite friends just pointed out, the Israeli actress and model known for her role alongside Paul Walker (RIP) in “Fast and the Furious” series has just been cast as crime-fighting’s most badass lady in “Batman vs. Superman.”
Why is Gadot the perfect choice? The former Miss Universe contestant served in the Israeli army while working as a model.
Just had to join in on the excitement.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Beta-Sigma-Rho Man?
The recent discovery of a 75-year-old pencil sketch by Superman creator Joe Shuster hints that Man of Steel’s origins have roots in a Toronto fraternity.
The Ontario Jewish Archives in Toronto recently released an image of the circa-1937 drawing, which depicts a familiar caped figure with a “BSR” logo emblazoned across his chest in place of the more recognizable “S.”
“This superhero is not saving the citizens of the fictitious Metropolis from evildoers,” the OJA said in a tongue-in-cheek press release. “Rather, he is a mascot for the University of Toronto’s Beta Sigma Rho fraternity.”
While Joe Shuster wasn’t a member of the frat, whose Toronto chapter launched in 1930, his first cousin Frank, a University of Toronto student, did belong. Joe Shuster would leave Cleveland often to visit his Toronto cousin; the two would spend days watching movies in downtown theaters. Frank Shuster would go on to form the legendary Canadian comedy duo Wayne & Shuster with Johnny Wayne.
A Jerusalem shop settled out of court with two comic book companies that charged it sells unlicensed kippahs bearing the images of Superman and Spider-Man.
Avi Binyamin, owner of the Kippa Man store on Ben Yehuda Street in central Jerusalem, will pay Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers $17,000 each for the unauthorized use of their superheroes’ images. The companies had sued for about $27,000 in damages.
Numerous shops along Ben Yehuda sell merchandise featuring Batman, Spider-Man and other characters, as well as college mascots and professional sports teams.
“They make them in China, I just bring them,” Binyamin told The Jerusalem Post in September after the Marvel Comics lawsuit was filed, adding, “There are 20 stores on this street, they all sell the same thing.”
Lawyers for the two companies told the Israeli daily Maariv that they will file lawsuits against other small stores in Israel that sell their characters’ images without authorization.
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