ABC News called Lynda Carter in Nashville and asked her about the change:
“I think Wonder Woman has a mind of her own. And I think she was just kind of ready for something new. She’s got an attitude and if this is the new thing that she wants to wear, well, by God, she’s going to wear it. And I like that. And I hope that in the story someone mentions, where’s the old one? And she says, get over it!”
The new look’s creator, Jim Lee, argues that this is meant to be more functional:
“If you or I were wearing the Wonder Woman costume, we’d be very aware we were wearing it, you know, essentially a swimsuit, fighting crime. So we created a costume that is essentially more functional, more protective,” said Lee.
But this is the more telling quote:
“When I draw Wonder Woman in her classic costume it looks normal to me, but when I see it on TV on Lynda Carter, I can’t help but go, ‘Oh my God, she’s half naked,’” said Lee.
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