Wonder Woman took the world by storm this summer, becoming a major financial success as well as critical hit. That has led to many seeing the character as a rallying cry, taking to conventions all over the world dressed as the Amazonian warrior to show their support. That group included two college students in Sri Lanka, who while being dressed as their favorite character received some backlash followed by an outpour of support, including some from Gal Gadot herself.
Amaya Suriyapperuma and Seshani Cooray dressed as Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman at Sri Lanka’s Lanka Comic Con, just to find out they were being mocked online, some saying they were too small to helm the DC heroine’s armor. What came next was support from far and wide.
These women cosplayed Wonder Woman at Sri Lanka Comic Con, and now being rediculed on social media. RT if you think they look amazing! pic.twitter.com/0uq5NOsLAI
— Mathisha (@Pasan_Mathisha) August 27, 2017
With over 40 thousand retweets, the tweet got the attention of Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot. She responded with her own tweet letting the girls know she was in their corner.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) August 31, 2017
The film stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief. Here’s the official synopsis:
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Wonder Woman available on Digital HD today and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 19.