Gender equality has reached new levels, according to a recent report from the Independent. One 11 year old by the name of Rowan Hansen had penned a letter to the creators of Superman and Batman, expressing her dismay on the lack of women superheroes being portrayed on film.
The Plea of the Young Comics Enthusiast
She said, ?I love your comics but I would love them a lot more if there were more girls.? Hansen added, ?Please do something about this, girls read comics too and they care.?
In response, DC Comics, owners of the Superman and Batman franchises, gave her a DC Comics artist rendition of the Champaign, IL resident as a superhero with her blonde bob hairstyle and glasses, as well as a burgundy and yellow costume while flying over a dandelion field.
Prior to the illustration, DC Comics tweeted that ?they?re working hard to create more superhero fun for girls.?? They added, ?Yes Rowan, girls read comics too! Wonder Woman movie and Supergirl TV both in the works, with more exciting girl power announcements soon!?
The New Wonder Woman
The said Wonder Woman movie, starred by Gal Gadot, is currently underway. The star though has received a number of criticisms as to being the choice to resurrect the character made very popular by the iconic Lynda Carter back in the early 1980?s.
Gadot said, in responding to criticisms with a laugh, ?They said that I was too skinny and my boobs were too small.? She added, ?When I was younger, I would take criticism really hard. But now it mostly amused me. The true amazons had one boob so it won?t bother them in their archery. So it?s not going to be like real amazons. We always try to make everyone happy but we can?t.?
The Drive of Gal Gadot
The former cast member of the Fast and the Furious franchise, added, ?Playing Wonder Woman is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I can?t describe to you how much I wanted to play this character without even knowing I wanted to play her. I met a lot of people from the industry in LA for meetings. They always asked me ?what?s your dream role??, and I could never define it. I always answered that I wanted to play a women that is strong and will be a source for women empowerment. I don?t want to play a damsel in distress that needs to be saved. I don?t like it when women in the movies are shown as the victims. I always thought that if I could send out a message I want to show the strong side of a woman and how she can handle tough situations.”