Gal Gadot is confident that Diana, Princess of Themyscira, can defeat another comic book god, Thor, in a battle. In time for the release of Wonder Woman movie in theaters worldwide, the actor revived the ongoing war versus Marvel and DC as she challenges Chris Hemsworth to a fight.
God Versus God
From Captain America: Civil War to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, superhero fights are currently in fashion in the comic book movie industry. However, Gadot wants to settle the age-old rivalry between DC and Marvel once and for all.
On Friday, in an interview with Yahoo! News, Gadot was asked by Katie Couric who will win in a fight against Wonder Woman and Thor. Here is what she said:
“[People] ask me, who would win, Wonder Woman or Thor? I think it’s Wonder Woman, don’t you Chris [Hemsworth],” Gadot said with a smile.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) June 2, 2017
A fight between the two heroes would definitely be interesting to watch. In the third act of Wonder Woman, Diana found out that she is a demi-god and the only weapon created in order to kill the god of war, Ares (David Thewlis).
Hemsworth’s Thor, of course, is the Norse god of thunder who can command one of the most powerful weapons in the comic book universe, the Mjolnir. His next Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok will also be released later this year.
However, the two heroes do not need an entire movie to see who is the stronger god. Aside from the fact that neither DC nor Marvel will allow the two to battle it out in one screen, the two actors already know who will win in a fight. On Saturday, Hemsworth heard Gadot’s challenge and agreed that the Amazon warrior would be able to take down Thor.
“I think she’d kick Thor’s a**,” Hemsworth commented. His tweet has already been liked by 29,000 fans and retweeted by over 12,000 followers.
I think she'd kick Thor's a**
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) June 3, 2017
Gadot commended Hemsworth for his answer. She added that she hoped the worlds of Diana and Thor will one day collide. As fans pointed out, Diana already once upon a time wielded Mjolnir, albeit briefly.
Diana Versus The Marvel Universe
Thor is not the only superhero to be intimidated by Diana, Princess of Themyscira. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman movie is already breaking box office records around the world.
According to reports, the first female-led superhero movie in over a decade already crossed $100 million at the domestic box office. She has already surpassed Iron Man’s $98 million gross in its opening weekend in 2008.
It also already passed the opening weekend earning of Hemsworth’s Thor which, according to Box Office Mojo, was able to reach $65.7 million in the U.S. in 2011.
Moreover, Gadot’s solo superhero movie already surpassed Green Lantern‘s entire global theatrical run in just three days. Ryan Reynolds’ first superhero movie grossed $223 million worldwide after 15 weeks in theaters. Meanwhile, Jenkins’ first foray into the comic book movie industry already reached $223 million at the global box office.
Add to that, the Wonder Woman movie is truly a wonder because it set a record for the highest grossing opening from a female director. Prior to Jenkins’ movie, Fifty Shades of Grey directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson was the title to beat with $85. 1 million earnings from the domestic box office.
Months ago, experts projected that the superhero movie will record a $65 million domestic opening, the lowest from Warner Bros. It still is behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but because of the public’s continuous praises for the female-led movie, it is expected to raise its box office gross in the days to come. Wonder Woman movie has a 93% rating from both critics and audiences alike on Rotten Tomatoes.