The first images of DC's 'Wonder Woman' film have people scratching their heads
March 24, 2016 at 7:21 am
Entertainment Weekly dropped an exclusive first look of the heroines in the upcoming "Wonder Woman" film starring Robin Wright and Gal Gadot, and something just doesn't look right.
Two of the most notable characters of the Themysciran community, and also play huge parts in Wonder Woman's personal story, are black women: Philippus and Nubia
Philippus is a high ranking general among the Amazons and Captain of the Royal Guard.
Nubia is considered one of the strongest among her people (even giving Wonder Woman these hands on several occasions), and has the power to open dimensional portals and turn enemies to stone with just a look.But, for some reason these characters are still nowhere to be found in the promo. The blerd timeline is not pleased. We're all waiting to see more before completely writing this movie off, but it's not looking good this far. We've seen this game played over and over again in Hollywood when it comes to erasing people of color from stories that we love, and the community is done being silent
Every black person I know is asking "Where is Phillipus in this film???" #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/WXMICRXTfI — Son of Baldwin (@SonofBaldwin) March 24, 2016
Wish we had Nubia. https://t.co/y5syOLRteo — Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) March 24, 2016