Everyone is talking about the new Wonder Woman trailer and yes, it is badass. Gal Gadot is a beautiful Wonder Woman (even if I do think she is a little thin on the muscle tone) and Chris Pine will make a fantastically humorous Steve Trevor.
But what caught my eye instantly was the fact that they brought in Etta Candy (Lucy Davis). Now that I look back at an earlier trailer, she was there too. Etta is a little known sidekick of the original Golden Age Wonder Woman and it is fantastic to see her coming back.
Etta was a very strong and independent lady of the 1940’s. A perfect example of her independence for that era was the fact that she had her own car which she had christened with the name Esmeralda. Etta was a vibrant and curvaceous woman who didn’t care what others thought. While Wonder Woman was tall and muscular, Etta was short and fat; the exact opposite of her best friend. She refused to conform to societies norms and was proud of it. She frequently joked about her weight and her preference for candy over men.She was fearless leader who even crashed a Nazi encampment armed with nothing more than a box of chocolates.
I’m hoping that she will be a strong and independent in the movie as she was in the comics. To read more on her, check out the article from 2015, Etta Candy: One Of The Original Strongly Independent Women In Comics History!
Judging by one of her lines in an earlier trailer, I would say that she is just as sassy: “Fight? We use our Principles, although I am not opposed to engaging in a bit of fisticuffs should the occasion arise”
Here is the new Wonder Woman Trailer that aired on last night’s Gotham. See if you can spot Etta.
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Wonder Woman comes to theaters June 2nd, 2017