Wonder Woman: Grant Morrison fears Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman will be all 'sword and shield and snarling at the camera'

Morrison argues that the original character is a pacifist doctor and healer

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Gal Gadot is preparing to bring Wonder Woman to life in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but comic writer supremo Grant Morrison has already cast doubt over the character's live action big-screen debut.

Very little is known about the DC superhero's involvement in the movie, with fans only getting the briefest of glimpses in the latest trailer and stills.

Despite this, Morrison, who worked on upcoming graphic novel Wonder Woman: Earth One, is concerned that Gadot's portrayal will not be in line with Wonder Woman creator William Marston's original vision.

"[The warrior woman thing is] not what Marston wanted, that's not what he wanted at all," Morrison told Nerdist.

"His original concept for Wonder Woman was an answer to comics that he thought were filled with images of blood-curdling masculinity, and you see the latest shots of Gal Gadot in the costume, and it's all sword and shield and her snarling at the camera. Marston's Diana [Prince, the character's real name] was a doctor, a healer, a scientist."

Marston has also questioned whether Amazonian women in Wonder Woman's society would have been as interested in violence as some assume.

"What would a society of immortal women that's been around for 7,000 years have done?" he asked. "They wouldn't still be chopping men's heads off; they've got art and architecture and philosophy and poetry and it's got nothing to do with men."

How much Wonder Woman will feature in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice remains to be seen as she has no dialogue in the trailer. However, she is getting a solo movie in June 2017 and will also be a key in the two planned Justice League films, so there is plenty of time to flesh out her character.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reaches cinemas on 25 March 2016, with the first Justice League due out on 17 November 2017.

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