Wonder Woman is an Amazon princess, a super hero and a poster woman for feminism. She was created in 1941 by William Marston, a Harvard graduated psychologist as a type of psychological propaganda for the new type of woman, who he believed should rule the world. Her fight for peace, justice and truth has certainly propelled her to rule the comic book world as the strongest female super hero we have ever encountered and with a full package of brains, brawn and beauty, she doesn’t disappoint. Not only is Wonder Woman an icon for her incredible power, she’s equally respected for her impeccable style. In the Wonder Woman television series which aired from 1975 -1979, actress Lynda Carter pulled this warrior princess out of the pages of the DC comic books and brought her to life, portraying a female force to be reckoned with.
Carter matched the original comic book character in beauty and style. She embodied the ferocity of the warrior princess and the courage of a super hero perfectly while looking flawless wearing the signature red, blue and gold ensemble, inevitably winning fans across the world.
Wonder Woman fans fell in love with this iconic look, so it was no surprise when they discovered the widely anticipated 2016 Batman vs. Superman movie would feature Wonder Woman, the first question in everyone’s mind was, “What will she wear?” The world first caught a glimpse of the new Wonder Woman from a tweet sent out by director Zack Snyder following the San Diego Comic Con this July.
While costume upgrades are a historic eventuality for all heroes, fans did not expect the dark tones of bronze and black depicted in the photo, which caused excitement quickly replaced by disappointment. There is some speculation as to whether the photo may have been darkened and not representative of the true colors of the Wonder Woman costume, however there has been no official word from DC Comics or the movie director. It looks like dedicated fans will be left to guess until the official trailer debuts.
Though her costume may have changed over the years, one thing is certain: with her unparalleled beauty and Super Man level strength, Wonder Woman is and always will be one of the greatest, universally respected female fighters ever created.