Comic book fandom is as much about fantasy match-ups as it is about long-running serials and otherworldly characters. For example, who would win in a fight between Marvel’s Thor and DC’s Wonder Woman?
According to the actors who play them on the big screen, it’s definitely the latter.
“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot was interviewed by Katie Couric over at Yahoo last week and posed the question to “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth.
“Now they asked me who would win, Wonder Woman or Thor? And I think it’s Wonder Woman. Don’t you, Chris?” she proposed.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) June 2, 2017
Hemsworth enthusiastically agreed. “I think she’d kick Thor’s a–.”
I think she'd kick Thor's a**
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) June 3, 2017
Gadot responded, “I always knew you were a smart guy 🙂 But I think its worth a fight. We should collide worlds.”
I always knew you were a smart guy 🙂 But I think its worth a fight . we should collide worlds????
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 4, 2017
Is there a DC vs. Marvel crossover in our future? Of course, the likelihood of this happening is slim to none since the two characters exist in competing properties.
But there is some precedent to the outcome of this match-up. In the 1996 “DC vs. Marvel Comics” crossover, Wonder Woman actually came across Thor’s hammer Mjolnir and, as per the rules built into it, gained the powers of Thor. However, she quickly relinquished them before getting electrocuted by X-Man Storm.
As for real-world match ups, the Amazonian still outranks the Asgardian. “Wonder Woman” opened this weekend with an impressive $100 million debut. Both “Thor” films, meanwhile, pulled in less on their opening weekends. The first “Thor” made $65.7 million upon its debut; and the second, “Thor: The Dark World,” brought in $85.7 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
On its Friday opening, the DC movie had already pulled ahead of the 2011 Marvel hit “Thor” in at least three major international markets: Brazil (by a whopping 79 percent), the U.K. (by 17 percent) and more than double in Russia.