It was just a few weeks back that Wonder Woman comic writer Greg Rucka confirmed the suspicions of DC obsessives by revealing the Amazonian superhero to be bisexual. With the lasso-wielding bombshell is set to invade theaters next June with her buzzy standalone film, audiences are wondering if her love life will be kept traditional with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), or things will take a turn for the scandalous with a surprise female love interest.
During a recent interview with Variety, star Gal Gadot voiced her opinion on her character's sexuality:
“It’s not something we’ve explored. It never came to the table, but when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what [Rucka] said makes sense. In this movie she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it’s not about that. She’s a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts.”
And while we're aware of just how kickass Wonder Woman can be, Gadot couldn't help but emphasize the theme of "heart" as director Patty Jenkins' vision for the film:
“For [Jenkins] it was very important to not just portray her as a goddess, but to tell a very simple story of someone who believes in good and believes that people should be happy and lead safe, happy lives. We cared a lot about simplifying Wonder Woman’s agenda, because it is simple. It was her heart that we cared about, not her being this warrior. When you tell a story from the heart, all of us can relate, because all of us want to live in a safe, quiet, and peaceful world.”
Does this make you more excited for the film, or fear it'll fall into the sinkhole with DC's other comic book busts?
Be the judge when Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2nd, 2017.