Conan O’Brien might have a powerful sense of humor, but his left hook looks pretty weak compared to Gal Gadot’s. The comedy host recently partnered with the actress, who is set to star as the eponymous heroine of Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman in June, to see if he could acquire in 35 minutes the same level of heroic physique and poise that took Gadot six months of grueling work to achieve. The results were, perhaps, less that what O’Brien had hoped for.
The video sees O’Brien tackle abbreviated versions of the fitness challenges Gadot had to master to prepare for her role as Wonder Woman – everything from martial arts to swordplay, and even horseback riding. While Gadot had a head start with her training in the Israel Defense Force, O’Brien wheeled out his Mega Host suit first debuted at Comic-Con International: San Diego in an attempt to gain ground with a thoroughly unimpressed Gadot.
O’Brien revealed the suit last year before bringing his super hosting powers to Comic-Con. The suit has a surprising attachment to Wonder Woman, as it was designed and built by the California-based Ironhead Studios, the same company that made Gadot’s movie costume. Ironhead Studios has collaborated with DC Films before, having designed Ben Affleck’s batsuit for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Wonder Woman is a follow-up to Batman v Superman, the film that introduced Gadot’s Diana Prince to the DC Extended Universe. The film takes places long before the events of Batman v Superman, eschewing that film’s modern setting in favor of the war-torn backdrop of World War I. In the film, Wonder Woman leaves the mystical island of her birth, Themyscira, after discovering United States Army Air Service pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) washed ashore. The two embark on an adventure to put an early end to World War I, a conflict that has been extended and exacerbated by supernatural forces.
Gadot will again don the role of Wonder Woman later this year in Justice League, the superhero ensemble feature that looks to bring together Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Affleck’ Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s the Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg as a hero team devoted to saving the world from an alien invasion.
Debuting in theaters on June 2, Wonder Woman is a production of Warner Bros. Pictures directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy.