As the feminist superhero flick breaks box offices records during its opening weekend, star Gal Gadot has thrown down the gauntlet (hammer?) to the Thor star, challenging the fellow superhero to a battle while confidently predicting that she would win.
In a short video Katie Couric posted on Twitter Friday, Gadot, 32, shows off her superhero swagger.
“They ask me, who would win? Wonder Woman or Thor? And I think it’s Wonder Woman. Don’t you, Chris?” she said with a knowing smile.
It didn’t take Hemsworth long to confirm that’s exactly what he thinks.
“I think she’d kick Thor’s a**” he tweeted Saturday.
Later that evening, Gadot thanked him for his response — and hinted that she’d like to put their theory to the test.
“I always knew you were a smart guy 🙂 But I think it’s worth a fight. We should collide worlds😏.”
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It turns out Gadot isn’t the only one who thinks a Wonder Woman/Thor matchup is a good idea, because apparently the entire Twitterverse agrees.
There’s a sweet irony to the Wonder Woman-Thor Twitter throwdown: Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins was originally attached to helm 2013’s Thor: The Dark World but dropped out over creative differences. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she alluded to those botched negotiations, although she didn’t specifically name-check Thor.
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“There have been things that have crossed my path that seemed like troubled projects,” she said. “And I thought, ‘If I take this, it’ll be a big disservice to women. If I take this knowing it’s going to be trouble and then it looks like it was me, that’s going to be a problem. If they do it with a man, it will just be yet another mistake that the studio made. But with me, it’s going to look like I dropped the ball, and it’s going to send a very bad message.’ ”
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The Twitter exchange comes on opening weekend for the blockbuster, which is being hailed as “revelatory” and has already earned celebrity fans including Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain and Joss Whedon. By Sunday, Wonder Woman had earned $100.5 million domestically, breaking the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film directed by a woman.