An online petition has been launched calling on Warner Bros. to “make Wonder Woman bisexual” in the sequel to the smash summer hit.
The petition, which was been launched on Change.org by Gianna Collier-Pitts, has so far accumulated 5,875 supporters against an initial target of 7,000 signatures.
“The likelihood of Wonder Woman being bisexual has been alluded to over the years, primarily in comics. Writer of Wonder Woman: Rebirth Greg Rucka even confirmed that “Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women”, so why is it so hard to translate this for the silver screen?” she said. Collier-Pitts is a sophomore student at New York University and a campus ambassador for LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD.
“Wonder Woman’s Diana Prince hails from Themyscira, land of the Amazons and inhabited exclusively by women. This alone should serve as reason enough to confirm her sexuality, since any close relationship she could have had prior to her romantic storyline with Steve Trevor would have had to have been with another woman,” she added in the posting.
“Some of you may be thinking that this specificity doesn’t make a difference but for people like me who rarely see themselves reflected in media, believe me. It does.”
She has called on Warner Bros. to make history with the introduction of the first “openly LGBTQ superhero of any gender from either DC or Marvel’s cinematic universes” in a move that would make the character “a true role model for women of all ages and identities.”
Gal Gadot, who has played the character in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and the aforementioned Wonder Woman movie, has previously endorsed the idea of Diana Prince being bisexual. “She’s a woman who loves people for who they are,” she told Variety. “She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts.”
Fans will have to wait and see though with Wonder Woman’s sequel not expected to arrive until December 2019. She will return in the Justice League movie next, though any changes to the character ahead of the release of that movie are unlikely.
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