Wonder Woman Movie Photo Controversy: Why Did Gal Gadot’s Poster Leave Out Black Female Superhero Philippus?
The first look at the forthcoming “Wonder Woman” movie has some fans wondering: Where’s Philippus?
Unveiled by Entertainment Weekly, the “Wonder Woman” poster features Gal Gadot in the starring role along with Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope and Lisa Loven Kongsli as Lietenant Menalippe looking fierce in the mystical island of Themyscira.
Will Black Character Philippus Be Included in Wonder Woman Movie?
Missing is Philippus, who in the comics is a high-ranking general among the Amazons, a trusted advisor to Wonder Woman – and one of the first black female superheroes in the DC universe.
The omission, spotted by Fusion, Blavity and, of course, Twitter, goes unexplained in EW’s interview with director Patty Jenkins. The movie won’t be out until summer 2017 and it’s not known whether Philippus is missing from the Wonder Woman movie, or just the poster, though she isn’t listed as a character in the IMDB page for “Wonder Woman.”
Twitter Users Infuriated By Philippus Snub in Wonder Woman Movie Poster
Twitter was not amused:
Gadot makes her debut as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” ahead of her upcoming spin-off. The Zack Snyder-directed action film — which also stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther — has won praise for Gadot as the star-spangled beauty keeping peace between Superman and Batman.
Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers said “Gal Gadot’s wowza of a Wonder Woman is the kick-ass revelation at this party” in his “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” review.
Also starring Laurence Fishburne, Holly Hunter, Diane Lane and Jeremy Irons, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is in theaters now.