Wonder Woman’s Direction Has Grant Morrison Upset

Grant Morrison has talked about how he does not feel that the original creator of Wonder Woman, William Marston, would not be happy with the new portrayal or direction of Wonder Woman. Since his idea and direction for Wonder Woman was to give a break from the blood, guts, and gore of modern day comics. Here is a quote from Grant Morrison in an interview from Nerdist.com,

You see the latest shots of Gal Gadot in costume, and it’s all sword and shield and her snarling at the camera. Marston’s Diana was a doctor, a healer, a scientist.

Grant Morrison goes on to say that he fears what this kind of new image of Wonder Woman will be perceived from those young girls who look up to Wonder Woman.

Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don’t want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women’s strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.

So it is no big surprise that Grant Morrison is not too happy with the direction that Gal Gadot’s version of what Wonder Woman is going to be seen on the big screen with an explanation like that. That being said, I am certain that even with the harder image of Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will keep aspects of Dianna’s personality the same just with an updated take on her to help inspire more young women to aspire to the same level of personal strength and will power that she displays and possesses.

Don’t forget that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out March 25, 2016!

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Brandon Richardson

Hey everyone, my name is Brandon and it has always been a dream to work in comic books. And to do this is amazing and a lot of fun for me because not only do I get to read and write about what DC Comics is doing but it gives me more insight into who the characters are.
  • RowanVT

    Oh, so because I’m not submissive I’m not a good woman? Screw you, Grant Morrison, and kindly take your sexist views of women out to the dumpster on your way out.

    • Don Doran

      I agree. You’ll probably hate me for saying this but I usually find these feminist views a load of bullshit and a cry for attention. Prob bc I’ve worked in jobs my whole life where females are always treated better and given the best titles and promotions. And generally I just see all races and genders as equal. But this comment threw me for a loop. He’s pissed off bc cinematic Wonder Woman has a shield and is being portrayed as a warrior? He says its bc WW’s creator never intended her to be that. But that’s how she is in the books now and it’s not like she was a pushover when he wrote JLA. Also I just don’t buy that he cares that much about creator intentions being different. That was a different time. Wonder Woman shouldn’t get tied up every issue like back then. She should be kicking the crap out of Superman and Batman bc she is a natural warrior. P.S. Fk off Morrisson, at least till you star writing something of value again.

  • mbradleyc

    I’ve been reading Wonder Woman for almost 50 years. I think the way Gadot and Snyder seem to be portraying her is just fine. There’s no reason a healer, doctor, scientist can’t be a warrior too. The whole point of super-heroes is defending the weak, the good from the powerful evil in the world. Good vs evil, that’s what it’s about.

    There are both in this world today. Stoning a woman to death because she was raped is evil. Wonder Woman would try to stop that, even if it meant using a sword.