Fans “Badly Wanna Visit” 1 Actor as Wonder Woman after Gal Gadot’s Exit from James Gunn’s DCU

Fans anticipate seeing Adrianne Palicki's Wonder Woman in an extensive series following the unaired 2011 pilot.

fans “badly wanna visit” 1 actor as wonder woman after gal gadot’s exit from james gunn’s dcu

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  • With DC getting a soft reboot and going from DCEU to DCU with a more coherent universe, a lot old actors have been dropped including Gal Gadot
  • Fans are now demanding a reboot of the Adrianne Palicki's Wonder Woman series that was never aired due to a lot of issues with the pilot
  • It has also led to many talking about Wonder Woman being the character that leads the TV universe of DCU, under James Gunn
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Fans are rooting for Adrianne Palicki’s Wonder Woman after reports claimed that actress Gal Gadot would not be returning in James Gunn’s DCU. The actress portrayed the character since 2016 and was briefly seen in the 2023 DC film The Flash, which could also be marked as her last appearance as the Amazonian superhero, as reports suggest that the DC Studios co-CEO has no plans to bring back the DCEU’s Justice League.

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Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

However, fans are now expressing their desire to see Palicki take on the role in an extensive series following the unaired 2011 TV pilot that was originally set to debut on NBC.

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Fans Wish to See Adrianne Palicki’s Wonder Woman

Before Zack Snyder took the helm of the DCEU or the CW put the foundation for Arrowerse, Warner Bros. Television planned to produce a TV series following Wonder Woman with David E. Kelley and Jeffery Reiner. After most of the major networks turned down the show, NBC showed interest in the series and ordered a pilot.

Adrianne Palicki's Wonder Woman
Adrianne Palicki’s Wonder Woman

The studio then cast Adrianne Palicki in the lead, Elizabeth Hurley as the antagonist, and Pedro Pascal as Ed Indelicato, who later went on to star in the Wonder Woman sequel. However, NBC declined to pick up the series, and the pilot was never aired.

Fans are now taking to social media to express their desire for the series to expand into a potential DC Universe for the small screen. One fan took to X (Twitter), saying that they “wanna visit the timeline” where the series is picked up by NBC and potentially laying the foundation of “a shared live-action DC Universe” that would have continued instead of Arrowverse.

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Many other fans also voiced the same opinion, stating that it would have been “The Wonderverse” instead of Arrowverse. Fans also stated that it could have been “cool” to align the series with shows like Smallville, which was the only big superhero TV series at the time. However, it’s worth noting that Smallville actually aired on The CW Network, adding a bit of contradiction to this perspective.

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What Happened to the Canceled Wonder Woman TV Series?

Considering Wonder Woman is one of the characters that never appeared in Arrowverse, it would have been interesting to see Diana Prince leading a DC universe. Sadly, the show was never up to the mark to be considered a TV series due to several factors.

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Gal Gadot in a still from Wonder Woman 1984
Wonder Woman

One of the highly critical points of the show was the costumes in the series. The initial designs received negative remarks from the audience, with many even comparing it to an adult parody of Wonder Woman. The pilot episode has been described as too cheesy and strays too far from its source material.

It hardly addressed Wonder Woman’s Amazonian origin and even renamed the character from Diana Prince to Diana Themyscira. The character also seems more inspired by Batman, as she is portrayed as a vigilante who is a successful businesswoman in the daylight.

The canceled Wonder Woman series
The canceled Wonder Woman series

While there were some interesting factors about the show as well, which would have made it a great TV series at a time ahead of DC Extended Universe or Arrowverse, the network opted against taking risks by greenlighting it.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.