Gal Gadot Addresses Wonder Woman's Sexuality

A few weeks back, DC Comics writer Greg Rucka implied that Wonder Woman is bisexual when he said she's "obviously" had romantic relationships with other women. Now Gal Gadot, who portrays the iconic character in the DCEU, has opened up about how the upcoming Wonder Woman movie will handle her sexuality.

Of course, if you know Wonder Woman's backstory, you realize that her situation is especially complicated. Before she became a superhero, she was Princess Diana of Themyscira, a lush island populated entirely by women. Rucka theorized that the concept of homosexuality simply "doesn't exist" on Themyscira.

But in an interview with Variety, Gadot said the subject of sexuality never came up during pre-production or filming for the movie. "It's not something we've explored," she said. "It never came to the table. But when you talk theoretically about all the women on Themyscira and how many years she was there, then what [Rucka] said makes sense. In this movie, she does not experience any bisexual relationships. But it's not about that. She's a woman who loves people for who they are. She can be bisexual. She loves people for their hearts."

Gadot said director Patty Jenkins had a very specific vision for the character beyond her complexities.

"It was very important to not just portray her as a goddess, but to tell a very simple story of someone who believes in good and believes that people should be happy and lead safe, happy lives," Gadot said. "We cared a lot about simplifying Wonder Woman's agenda, because it is simple. It was her heart that we cared about, not her being this warrior. When you tell a story from the heart, all of us can relate, because all of us want to live in a safe, quiet, and peaceful world."

Wonder Woman arrives in theaters June 2, 2017. While we wait, check out easter eggs you might have missed in the trailer and get a refresher on the character's dark history.