Wonder Woman: Patty Jenkins Responds To Diversity Concern

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(Photo: Entertainment Weekly)

New photos from the much anticipated Wonder Woman film, directed by Patty Jenkins, hit the web earlier today, and while the costumes and character reveals dominated most of the conversation, some were upset that the photo showed a lack of diversity amongst the cast.

Jenkins responded to the criticism via her Twitter account, saying "Thanks all. Excited to share! And no worries. Lots of great, diverse characters on Themyscira. This is Diana's direct family. More Soon!!"

The characters in the photo present Diana (Gal Gadot) alongside Queen Hyppolyta (Connie Nielsen), General Antiope (Robin Wright) and her lieutenant Menalippe. Four actors don't make a film, however, so I would get upset just yet. Let the whole cast come out before we make a final judgement on whether there is actually a diversity problem at play.

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  1. People have it in for the DC movie universe. I went on yahoo earlier to check the news and there were 5-6 anti Batman v Superman articles. It's pretty pathetic.

    • cimmerian
    • 807 Posts in 29 Months

    Here we go again. Got to start tearing down the next DCEU film early if we want to keep the hate train rolling.

  2. We have at least two midlle eastern people in the film including the leading actress, chill out.

    • DarkWater
    • 1032 Posts in 20 Months

    I'm sorry, but the only diversity for this film should be people from around the Mediterranean Sea. Do people not know the ancient Greek gods were white? I'm not saying there wasn't black people, but sadly a lot of them were slaves and not people in high power.

    • LucasS
    • 41 Posts in 22 Months

    DarkWater said ... (original post)

    I'm sorry, but the only diversity for this film should be people from around the Mediterranean Sea. Do people not know the ancient Greek gods were white? I'm not saying there wasn't black people, but sadly a lot of them were slaves and not people in high power.

    um, dude... the Mediterranean Sea borders almost every inch of Northern Africa...

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