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James Gunn Reportedly Kicked Patty Jenkins Out Because She Refused to Acknowledge His Authority, Take His Notes on Wonder Woman 3

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Another set of the blame game runs amidst the newly made era of the DCU. Shots were fired when James Gunn allegedly canceled director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 while insider sources tell a different tale.

Insiders report that it was Patty Jenkins herself who decided to call it quits after she did not acknowledge any changes in the script, while James Gunn kicked her out for not respecting his authority.

James Gunn allegedly canceled Wonder Woman 3.
James Gunn allegedly canceled Wonder Woman 3.

James Gunn Allegedly Kicked Patty Jenkins Out

The people have been hearing both sides of the story now as several sources contradict each other on the controversial decision. James Gunn allegedly canceled the development of Patty Jenkins directed and Gal Gadot-starrer Wonder Woman 3 for reasons undisclosed.

Director Patty Jenkins with Gal Gadot on the sets of Wonder Woman (2017).
Director Patty Jenkins with Gal Gadot on the sets of Wonder Woman (2017).

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Following what can be said as a different tale, insider sources claimed that it was actually director Patty Jenkins who walked off the project when the higher-ups at DC did not like the direction that the character of Princess Diana was going into. It once again falls back on the head of the Guardians of the Galaxy director as people blame James Gunn for the mishap and state that he kicked Jenkins out because she did not respect his decisions.

After her exit, director Patty Jenkins posted on Twitter a note on what the changes feel to her and the uncertain future that awaits the people over at DC. The note clearly indicates that she didn’t really walk out of the project.

“It was my understanding there was nothing I could do to move anything forward at this time,” Jenkins said. “DC is obviously buried in changes they are having to make, so I understand these decisions are difficult right now.” 

She also further stated that she was “open to considering anything asked of me” and that she also “never walked away”. The newly appointed co-head of DC Studios had also posted a lengthy note on Twitter when the news of Wonder Woman 3 was announced.

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How Director Patty Jenkins Walked Off Wonder Woman 3

Gal Gadot remains uncertain about her future in the DCU.
Gal Gadot remains uncertain about her future in the DCU.

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When the news broke out, insiders claimed that director Patty Jenkins walked off when Michael de Luca and Pamela Abdy did not share her vision for Wonder Woman 3. It was also reported that James Gunn had no idea about the decisions regarding Wonder Woman 3 and that Jenkins walked off by herself.

The sources further continued that following her exit, director Patty Jenkins sent an email to Michael De Luca that landed on a Wikipedia page with the definition of “Character Arc” visible. There has been no confirmation as to who might have provoked who or whose final decision led to the betrayal of Patty Jenkins. It has also been unconfirmed what Gal Gadot’s stand will be since she may have to work without Patty Jenkins further down the road.

Source: Variety

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.