Gal Gadot Weighs In On 'Justice League' Criticism

The DC Extended Universe had much to celebrate in 2017, as Wonder Woman became the third-highest-grossing movie of the year, in addition to fans and critics praising the film. Unfortunately, the Amazon warrior also appeared in November's Justice League, which received much criticism across the board and had the lowest opening weekend of the whole DCEU. For star Gal Gadot, she claims to have felt no difference between the two films, remaining oblivious to Justice League's critics.

"When I started to shoot Justice League it was literally the day after I wrapped onWonder Woman," Gadot noted. "So it was the same, but different, and it was really nice to share the stage with an ensemble cast, and work with some of the guys again. It was a lot of fun. Obviously it wasn’t about Wonder Woman; she was supporting the bigger story. I’m very excited to start working on Wonder Woman 2."

While Gadot might not have delineated her experiences on Wonder Woman vs. Justice League, the actress did note that working with director Patty Jenkins had a unique and memorable feeling.

"There’s always how you feel about something but you never know how it’s really going to be once it’s all done and ready to go. It felt like it was special," Gadot shared of her experience filming Wonder Woman. "When we shot the movie we were so invested and so thoughtful with every decision we made with the character and the story, I was so privileged to work with an amazingly phenomenal filmmaker, Patty Jenkins. But we didn’t expect it to be so well received."

Prior to Wonder Woman, Gadot had only briefly appeared in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, with that film and Suicide Squad being lambasted by critics in the same year. Understandably, Gadot had some worries about filming her own solo adventure.

"Those worries happened before we started to shoot the movie. Because this was my first movie that I really carried and led. The heavy lifting was on my shoulders," Gadot confessed. "So I was worried at the beginning. I felt like the little girl looking at Mount Kilimanjaro and thinking: 'How am I going to climb all the way up?' But slowly and gradually the journey to the pinnacle of this mountain was fascinating and exhilarating and exciting and it has a lot to do with the people you’re working with."

Gadot will next be seen in Wonder Woman 2, hitting theaters November 1, 2019.

[H/T Entertainment Weekly]

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