'Wonder Woman' banned in Lebanon because lead actress Gal Gadot is Israeli

'Wonder Woman' banned in Lebanon because lead actress Gal Gadot is Israeli

As franchise superhero movies based on DC Comics go, "Wonder Woman" is not half bad.

Wonder Woman, which is directed by Patty Jenkins and also stars Chris Pine and Robin Wright, has faced some backlash though, with Lebanese officials banning the movie because lead actress Gadot is an Israeli citizen.

Rucka talks to q guest host Gill Deacon about how the live-action adaptation carries on the legacy of the comic book characterization.

This movie feels far away from the often less than critically acclaimed DC Comics cinematic universe to which it is connected.

So, for women who love movies, especially movies made by women and about women, the stakes for "Wonder Woman" were high. I also wanted her blessing and I wanted her to know we're not here to do the "new" Wonder Woman.

Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) is an American spy on the run, working under British intelligence to infiltrate the German army during World War I. The screenplay was written by Jenkins, Allan Heinberg and DC Films' co-head Geoff Johns, with story by Heinberg and Justice League director Zack Snyder.

Jenkins says she hopes to continue Wonder Woman's story in a follow-up film. With her scene-stealing appearance in last year's "Batman vs. Superman", it was clear Gadot could ably fulfill the duties of the hero: smart, sassy, strong, and in need of no man's aid.

In contrast Wonder Woman has received a positive response from critics and current has a 92% fresh rating from its first 150 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Yet, while those two guys were celebrated with multiple media projects, Wonder Woman, even with her 1970s TV show, always seemed to live on the periphery. I don't want to make her into a man.

Diana (Gal Gadot) is the daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and a warrior par excellence. Gal Gadot has proven herself in Batman v Superman and with a full film behind her, she is exceptional. "That's not the most effective way to stop something from happening", she says.

Oh, and in case DC Legends players aren't aware enough that a Wonder Woman event is going on in the iOS and Android game, loading screens will feature Wonder Woman movie characters too. The film draws a huge amount of power from the character's response to her surroundings, for which Gadot proves a fruitful vessel. One where the hero (or heroine) operates in an all-too-real world, one where she can not save everyone and may even begin to wonder if anyone is worth saving.



Related Posts

UK lowers terror threat level to 'severe' as more arrested
Police said Thursday that a woman arrested in Blackley had been released without charge. Details of the benefit concert were not immediately known.

Wonder Woman Reviews - What Did You Think?!
Her stern nature and grueling training of Diana is tempered with an underlying warmth and caring-she's strict because she cares. While it is a tale of discovery, love and honour it is pumped with full of exhilarating action and earnest laughs.

Catfish tosser says he was 'dumb redneck with a bad idea'
Country music star Alan Jackson will play a concert prior to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in Nashville on Saturday. And after Rinne had allowed four goals on 11 shots in Game 1 , he wanted to feel good about his game again.

Penguins Jump To 2-0 Stanley Cup Lead With Win Over Nashville
Evgeni Malkin extended Pittsburgh's lead to 4-1 just 15 seconds later, beating Rinne with a wrist shot during a two-on-one. I'm choosing to ignore all the signs, because the more important factor to me is the inexplicable nature of game 1 .

Australia, New Zealand clash in Champions Trophy fixture
It's obviously slightly different conditions here to New Zealand , different ground, different circumstances. Adam Milne did bowl very well, for all of his 12 balls, but for New Zealand that wasn't enough to celebrate.

Warriors not getting carried away - Curry
When asked why Durant was so open so often in the first half, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue implied there were mistakes on defense. Way back in the day, NaVorro Bowman and Kevin Durant attended middle school together in Maryland at Drew Freeman Middle School.

NBA Finals betting guide
The June 5 cover features LeBron James and Steph Curry . "To be on the court with my teammates, coming off the injury that I had". Cleveland's postseason dominance aside, there are plenty of reasons to think Golden State will have no trouble in Game 1.

Trump 'to announce Paris deal pullout'
Trump said, "India makes its participation in Paris accord contingent on getting billions and billions of dollars of foreign aid". He said America was committed to protection of environment but the onus had to be borne by all participating countries equally.

Korea says US withdrawal from Paris accord 'regrettable'
All four of the foreign leaders involved in calls with the president expressed regret over President Donald Trump's decision. In 2013, GM signed a declaration joining other major companies arguing that responding to climate change was good business.

Who should the All Blacks' centre pairing be vs British & Irish Lions?
The crucial thing, however, is drawing the correct lessons from a defeat. Here, we select three classic tours to live long in Lions' memory.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.