Gadot conveyed her hearty feelings and overall solidarity with an Instagram story with the caption "I'm so happy for you sister! Congrats." The image, via the Captain Marvel News Twitter feed, is from artist Maxy and depicts both Carol Danvers, in her iconic yellow and blue suit, and Diana of Themyscira in a warm embrace, reiterating how fans have taken to both movies.
Wonder Woman has become one of DC's most beloved movies, not just with critics but at the box office too, and now, Captain Marvel is setting fire to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as its first female-led superhero flick.
Wonder Woman was also the first female-driven movie in the DC Extended Universe and, clearly, Gadot is happy to see the competition doing well because, ultimately, both studios and their actors have made it clear they want to see inclusivity, diversity and feminism succeed in the industry. Captain Marvel will next be seen in Avengers: Endgame in April, while Gadot will be starring in the Wonder Woman sequel next year.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence.