Grant Morrison Against Batman v Superman’s Portrayal of Wonder Woman

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Comic book writer Grant Morrison spoke with Nerdist on his latest projects, one being Wonder Woman: Earth One for DC Comics, in which he commented on Wonder Woman’s portrayal in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice being something he believes the creator of the character, William Marston would had not wanted.

I sat down and I thought, “I don’t want to do this warrior woman thing.” I can understand why they’re doing it, I get all that, but that’s not what [Wonder Woman creator] William Marston wanted, that’s not what he wanted at all! His original concept for Wonder Woman was an answer to comics that he thought were filled with images of blood-curdling masculinity, and you see the latest shots of Gal Gadot in the costume, and it’s all sword and shield and her snarling at the camera. Marston’s Diana was a doctor, a healer, a scientist. So I went back to those roots and just built it up again.

Source: Nerdist

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  • Sometimes Grant Morrison seems so out of touch, it’s not funny. All WW did was snarl with her sword? So, when she was seen nicely dressed, & dancing with Bruce, was she snarling then too? And who’s to say that she can’t be a healer as well as a warrior? She’s been both all of the time in the comics. Plus, WW has always been an Amazon, even when she was first created by Marlton first created her. Last I checked, the historical Amazons were pretty vicious. They chopped off their breasts, smother could shoot their arrows better. Where does that fit in Morrison’s narrow view of what WW should be?
    I used to like Morrison, but the last thing I read from him that I liked, was Final Crisis. I find more & more, that I’m not a fan of his archaic take on DC characters. Some people live in a bubble, & efuse to let these characters grow & evolve with the times. Grant Morrison is one of those people.

    • stinky

      Great post spot on. his description of WW just made my skin crawl

  • CmputrBlu

    He going to include a lot of bondage there too?

    And the Amazons did not cut off one breast; it’s a myth 🙂

    • Saying that that’s a myth is kinda redundant, since most what is known about them is based on myth. But doesn’t the word “Amazon” mean “without breast”?

      • CmputrBlu

        “The poor Amazons had to start mutilating themselves because some big
        boob thoughtlessly dabbled in the dark art of etymology without the
        proper equipment. Hellanicus of Lesbos imagined the name was derived
        from the Greek prefix a- (“without”) and mazos, a variant of mastos
        (“breast”). He was surely wrong, but his folk etymology is still firmly
        embedded in the collective consciousness after more than two dozen
        centuries. There was no hint before his time, either in writing or art,
        that the Amazons had anything other than usual complement of breasts, so
        we can safely assume that the one-breasted image we have of them flowed
        from the (false) etymology and not vice versa.”

        • Minutiae notwithstanding, the Amazons have always been depicted as warriors. So I’m not really certain where Morrison is getting his narrow view of WW from.

          • CmputrBlu

            Oh I agree with you there.