Though the news that Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been cast as the first film iteration of classic DC Comics’ character Wonder Woman ever in the still untitled “Man of Steel” sequel is mere hours old, that’s forever in Internet time. Which means we’ve already gone through the cycle of straight news, backlash, backlash the backlash, and acceptance in less time than it will actually take to watch the movie.
Here’s a selection of the best and most ridiculous Twitter reactions, as well as how the opinions on Gadot’s casting break down:
So Excited That You Forget How To Spell
Wonder Women! So exciting!!! Can't express how happy I am :)))) pic.twitter.com/gUXxgroTvr
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) December 4, 2013
Cautiously Praised By Comic Book Writers
I am cautiously optimistic about this Wonder Woman news.
— Gail Simone (@GailSimone) December 4, 2013
Yes. This on Wonder Woman. RT @impstudios: You had me at "Newcomer".
— Brad Meltzer (@bradmeltzer) December 4, 2013
Love the Wonder Woman casting, would be psyched if they named it BATMAN VS SUPERMAN JUST KIDDING IT'S JUSTICE LEAGUE
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) December 4, 2013
Pounced On By Opportunists
Is Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman the new Buffy/Angel/Spike? asks Whedon fan site account desperately trying to join in today's casting news
— whedonesque (@whedonesque) December 4, 2013
Annoyance At Your Third Billing
Imagine a world where Batman and Superman are finally cast in their first movie and it's called Wonder Woman vs. Wonder Woman.
— CC:Indecision (@indecision) December 4, 2013
IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH WAITING FOR GAL GADOT
— FILM CRIT HULK (@FilmCritHULK) December 4, 2013
Complaints About You Not Having Wonder Woman’s “Figure”
A little disappointed that Wonder Woman looks so willowy I could break her. Give that girl some Wonder Bread?
— Lorraine Cink (@lorrainecink) December 4, 2013
Lynda Carter DID compete in Miss World. But that's when beauty queens used to eat bread, so is it an apt comparison? #wonderwoman
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) December 4, 2013
Wonder Woman, I thought you'd be…bigger.
— Marc Bernardin (@marcbernardin) December 4, 2013
And Backlash To That Backlash
Good lord – I get it's internet standard, but there really is no pleasing everyone, is there? Let people be happy!
— James Viscardi (@JimViscardi) December 4, 2013
— Phil Jimenez (@Philjimeneznyc) December 4, 2013
…Though It Could Have Been “Worse”
Should've cast Beyonce as Wonder Woman. She's one of the biggest stars on earth, & there's no better publicity than racists yelling at you.
— Joe Hughes (@JoeHughes28) December 4, 2013
And As Always, End On Robert Liefeld
What will DC release to combat the Spectacular Spider Man trailer ????
— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) December 4, 2013
The “Man Of Steel” sequel will hit theaters on July 17, 2015.