Comic book writer Grant Morrison talked about his first impression of watching Wonder Woman in action in the recently released “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailer. Meanwhile Jesse Eisenberg clarified his comments about the Comic-Con experience being like“genocide.”
In an interview with Nerdist, Morrison said that the vision of Wonder Woman by director Zack Snyder, as seen in the trailer, is not what the original creator William Marston had in mind. The character’s creator is said to have approached the creation process by looking for something different from the “blood-curdling masculinity” of other comic book characters.
Explaining the background of the character and the environment she comes from, Morrison asked what immortal women who have lived for 7000 years would be doing. “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,” he said.
Talking specifically about the character’s alter ego Diana Prince, Morrison explained that Marston’s vision was for her to be “a doctor, a healer, a scientist.” Pointing to the “Batman V Superman” trailer, the writer said that Gal Gadot was more like a “warrior woman” using her sword and shield.
Meanwhile, Eisenberg [Lex Luthor] created controversy by comparing his experience of attending the San Diego Comic-Con to “genocide.” According to a report by TheHollywoodReporter, the actor has now clarified his comments by saying that he was using “hyperbole” to describe the “sensory overload” he experienced after seeing thousands of people at the event.
"Even if they're saying nice things, just being shouted at by thousands of people, it's horrifying," the actor said. Eisenberg later added that it was “wonderful” to be a part of this project.
“Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” is slated to be released on March 25, 2016. The movie is one of the most highly anticipated films from DC and will be a precursor to the two part “Justice League” movies that will be released in 2017 and 2019.