Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 3 was supposed to already be in its pre-production phase by late 2022. The DC character’s narrative has appeared in four box-office-crushing successes with Zack Snyder’s Justice League being the last and latest. Patty Jenkins-helmed Wonder Woman 1984 was a disappointment considering the first solo’s impeccable story, but the audience has been reinvigorated for the character to get back on the screen following the release of ZSJL and the fans were promised a third installment sooner rather than later.
However, no one could have possibly foreseen the events of 2022 or factored in the reconstructive management of David Zaslav. As such, the fate of the film (as well as Gal Gadot’s role in DCU) very much hangs by a hair-thin thread.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 3 Gets a Promising Update
Under James Gunn’s supervisory (and super visionary) guiding hand, the DC Universe is undergoing a complete makeover. Reinstating the DC Universe Bible is among his top priorities at the moment. And the DC canon is incomplete without the trio that is Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. But apparently, his current plans for the DCU future do not factor in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 after rumors about the script being turned down recently made headlines on social media.
But simultaneously, notwithstanding the unusually convenient timing, Wonder Woman 1984 actress Gal Gadot on December 6th tweeted her excitement about sharing the character’s “next chapter” with the audience.
A few years ago it was announced that I was going to play Wonder Woman.I’ve been so grateful for the opportunity to play such an incredible, iconic character and more than anything I’m grateful for YOU.The fans.Can’t wait to share her next chapter with you🙅🏻♀️🙌🏼💃🏻♥️ pic.twitter.com/XlzhrMx4xe
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) December 6, 2022
The post, if not directly indicative of Wonder Woman 3 moving forward, could mean one of two things — that Gal Gadot has been kept out of the loop by Gunn & Co. which seems highly unlikely, given the actress has made such a huge announcement via Twitter; or, there will be a separation of DC universes with Gadot’s Wonder Woman being transported to a parallel reality, much like recent theories about Batfleck have been suggesting about committing.
Gal Gadot vs. James Gunn: DCU’s Anti-Snyder Strategy
Since the 2022 CCXP held in São Paulo, Brazil, one fact has been made definitively clear for the DCU fandom — that the SnyderVerse is under the knife and is undergoing as much reconstructive surgery as it can without damaging the connective tissue it holds with the teary-eyed fandom. The audience is already coming to terms with Zaslav’s refusal to acknowledge the latter Justice League version and the internal politics have made it impossible for the version that the audience wants and the one that DC is planning to coexist.
So far, the strategy is to rectify and repudiate the heroes that were born out of DCEU and start over without ties holding Gunn’s plans back. That would mean an erasure of the past events that have dictated the lives of Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Each of these actors either has to portray their respective roles outside of the mainstream DCU or their past needs to be ignored, unspoken, redacted, or refuted in order for them to exist within Gunn’s current timeline.
The SnyderVerse had already made these specific superheroes from the DC canon too personalized and too ingrained with the 5-part storyline that Zack Snyder had envisioned. As such, any arc that is in development within the walls of DC Studios needs to be trodden carefully. A new 10-year vision plan will be difficult to build if it’s done under the overarching shadow of the SnyderVerse. Although it will be a harsh and painful departure, the separation of the DCU from its predecessor is one that’s more necessary than not going forward.
The Flash premieres on 16 June 2023.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom premieres on 25 December 2023.
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