When the trailer dropped, we completely lost our minds about this film. Marvel and DC have been filling the silver screen with superhero movies left and right, for years, and we haven’t had a superheroine as the lead. Wonder Woman is also one of our favorites — she’s an OG superhero, one of the first of her kind, and we love her. Coupled with her risque, kinky roots, and now her blatantly feminist politics, Wonder Woman is a little something for everyone.
Wonder Woman has had several incarnations — in comics, on our television screens, and on the big screen. We love all of them. She could be found bopping bad guys right in the kisser when she first debuted in All Star Comics No. 8 in 1941. She could be found spinning to the best disco intro to a television series ever made, portrayed by actress Lynda Carter, in 1975. And now she can be seen persistent and powerful and portrayed by Gal Gadot on the big screen.
There’s a lot to be excited about with this new film — one of the biggest reasons being that it’s actually directed by a woman. Patty Jenkins (of the Charlize Theron Monster fame) directs, with Gadot (of Fast & Furious fame) joined by Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Elena Anaya. It’s a pretty stellar cast. And, unlike other DC vehicles, is already starting to rack up the positive reviews. Try all they might, DC hasn’t been able to match Marvel’s record.
Of course, there’s been plenty of controversy around Wonder Woman and this film in particular. There was the 2016 issue with the UN deciding to make Wonder Woman the UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Enough people, we’ll call them The Committee Who Doesn’t Get Wonder Woman, thought that her costuming and her lasso sent the wrong message to little girls, and a petition made the UN rescind their decision. And more recently, the Alamo Drafthouse franchise decided to host all-women showings of the movie to celebrate the superhero, and dudes across the internet were pissed at even the implication they couldn’t go.
Regardless of the years, and years and years, of controversy surrounding our favorite lasso-wielding, justice-enforcing feminist hero, our love can’t be stopped. So we gathered a round-up of as many Wonder Woman tattoos we could so you could admire all the ways Diana Prince has been portrayed.