The movie which was lauded as being a step forward in feminism is facing political backlash because Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman, is an ex-soldier in the Israeli Defence Forces and a strong supporter of Israel.
The success of the new Wonder Woman film, based on an iconic feminist character, only highlights how few strong women roles existed in fantasy literature of the past, although this is fast changing.
What makes Wonder Woman a good superhero movie is not that the female superhero wins, but that she isn’t always heroic.
Instead of casting humans as a hapless race, ‘Wonder Woman’ brings out the conflict about humans – mankind is inherently corrupted but is also capable of love.
As a comic hero, Wonder Woman’s antecedents reach back to the suffragettes. And a long-awaited feature film offers us a fittingly feminist story.
Examining how the “sexy powerful heroine” became a narrative that pervades a variety of cultures and time periods.
The popular character will be removed as a UN honorary ambassador for women’s rights amid heavy protests based around her appearance.
The UN’s announcement to make comic book figure Wonder Woman as its new mascot has drawn criticism from women around the world.