Lynda Carter was unforgettable as the heroine Wonder Woman in the original television series that ran from 1975 to 1979.
Now that there will be a big-budget “Wonder Woman” film starring Gal Gadot, people are curious about what the actress thinks of the new project.
“I haven't seen the movie, but I really do hope it is a blockbuster hit,” Carter told Fox News Magazine. “I want it to move to the next generation of women, and inspire the next generation of women.”
Even though she hasn’t played Diana Prince for decades, Carter admitted that she still gets recognized as Wonder Woman. “There is some visceral identity that people have with the character that I played, because they went in their backyards and they pretended to be her,” said Carter. “We share that goddess within, maybe, and I enjoy hearing those stories. So I don't really tire of it.”
Gadot already made a splash as the character in Zack Snyder’s film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but Gadot warned fans that Diana will be quite different in her standalone film.
“Something happened 100 years ago that made her not want to be involved in a man’s world. However, we are going to tell the entire coming of age story of Diana. We’re going to see how she becomes Wonder Woman. She is very different to the Diana that you see in ['Dawn of Justice']. She is more naïve and she’s purer. She is a young idealist who does not yet understand the complexities of life,” she told Sci-Fi Now.
Her leading man Chris Pine told The Huffington Post that fans will surely enjoy watching the film because there’s a little bit of everything in it - action, drama and romance.
“I think what’s really fun and exciting about it... different about it, actually, is that there’s a nice love story at the center of an action film, and I don’t think you see that often in these kinds of films,” he said.
“Wonder Woman,” which is directed by Patty Jenkins, will be released on June 2, 2017.