Okay, calm down, calm down.
Yes, Gal Gadot said that she wants Halle Berry to play her lesbian lover in the Wonder Woman sequel. That is a fact.
Before you start hyperventilating and searching online for dirty fanfic, though, bear in mind that it is almost definitely not going to happen.
Gadot’s comments arose in the light of recent discussion surrounding Wonder Woman’s sexuality.
Current Wonder Woman comics writer, Greg Rucka, made the comment in an interview stating that, in his mind, of course Diana, as well as all Amazonians, are queer. This simply makes sense in a society that is made up entirely of women, as the alternative would be a civilization of incredible frustrated and lonely immortal goddesses.
Again, stop, take a breath, and hold off on Googling naughty fanfic.
While the debate has raged ever since about Rucka’s authority to state this unequivocally, when Gal Gadot was asked about Wonder Woman’s sexuality recently, she was all for the idea of having a female love interest in the next movie, even making a suggestion as to who should be cast.
In the interview, which was conducted in Hebrew (and translated in part by Batman-News), Gadot expressed her eagerness to get romantic with Hally Berry on-set:
“I saw her the other day, Halle Berry. She’s so beautiful. Wow! She’s gorgeous! So… yeah, I could do it with her.”
Again, just in case you need further reminding, one off-hand comment from Gal Gadot in an interview does not mean that this is something we’re ever likely to see – especially when you consider the last time Berry popped up in a DC movie.
Although, on the other hand, it would be fun to see Berry’s version of Catwoman return to movies.
After all, the DCEU’s track record for movie popularity isn’t exactly great, so why not retroactively canonize the movie in which Berry dresses like a badger who’s a little too into bondage?
(Again, calm down, and don’t Google.)
Berry’s particularly divisive version of Catwoman could then open the floodgates for other maligned superhero interpretations to get a second shot. Maybe, having seen Wonder Woman fall into the arms of another woman, Ben Affleck’s Batman could start dating Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern?
They do say that couples tend to pick partners that look like them.
Or if you want to bring back a really obscure DC flop, why not get Shaquille O’Neal to reprise his role as Superman cyborg Steel, from the 90s movie of the same name? He could appear as a Superman groupie, possibly wearing a skull mask just to satisfy Zack Snyder’s weird obsession.
Go on, DC, do it! If building a Marvel-killer franchise isn’t working for you, simply fold all your bad ideas into a single, crappy cinematic universe!
It works for Transformers!