It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a Fangirl Friday post, but I think that it’s high time to announce that I’m fangirling once again! Obviously Comic Con happened this past week, and with it always comes some news about the amazing upcoming movies and books. There was a lot happening this last Comic Con, and although I am quite excited about all of the new books and movies that are going to be released late this year and in 2017, the thing that I completely geeked out over was the new “Wonder Woman” trailer!
My sisters and me were beyond excited to see our favorite “Fast and Furious” actress in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” so you can imagine how ecstatic we were to see the full trailer for her own movie as Wonder Woman. Everything about it looks amazing, and I can’t wait for “Wonder Woman” to come out!
In that vein of fabulous new news, I am also quite excited about some old news.
A few months back, it was announced that several well-know and very talented YA authors were enlisted to write books based off of DC comic characters. Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo were two of the authors on that list, both of which I was very excited about. I am SO happy with the choice that was made in having Sarah do a book about Catwoman and Leigh write Wonder Woman’s story. Once Gal Gadot was cast as Diana (AKA Wonder Woman), I was on the train, and then to have it announced that the fabulous Leigh Bardugo was writing a “Wonder Woman” novel was just icing on the cake.
Leigh Bardugo is amazing at writing powerful, strong female characters who not only have a lot of heart, but also quite a few faults and weaknesses; she takes her heroines on journeys that enable them to grow and develop as individuals, and they become stronger because of the weaknesses that they overcome and conquer. I think that Leigh’s gift for creating kind, goodhearted, and strong female characters is exactly what the “Wonder Woman” story needs, and I cannot wait to see this powerful character on the big screen and read the newest novel about her!
Check out these link for the announcement of YA authors writing DC characters and a little something from Leigh’s website!