When it was the first Wonder Woman that took the world by storm, everyone from the audience to the critics was singing praises of director Patty Jenkins for taking such an established character from the DC Comics universe and portraying it with such accuracy and finesse. With everything that the film had to offer, in no time, it became of the best-performing films of the DCEU and also one of the few films this commercially successful with a female superhero lead.
But when the time came for the director to take the legacy of the Amazonian superhero further with 2020’s Wonder Woman 1984, it seemed like she kind of missed the mark with it. Not only was the film rated poorly by critics, but it also wasn’t as well received by the audiences who fell in love with the prequel earlier. Not to mention, some controversial scenes from the film were enough to make people not recommend the film. Then, it was time for the upcoming Wonder Woman 3, which is when Patty Jenkins decided that people cannot see her vision for the superhero, and decided to quit the project.
Patty Jenkins Jumps On The Star Wars Bandwagon!
After the debacle of Wonder Woman 1984, fans were convinced that the only reason why the first film was such a huge success was due to Zack Snyder, who helped Patty Jenkins in writing the script. She tried to convince everyone otherwise, but it was of no use at that point. So to initiate damage control, Warner Bros. decided to reel back on that creative freedom that they had previously given her by setting quality checks in the treatment of the film. But Jenkins wasn’t happy with how they didn’t agree with her treatment of Wonder Woman 3, which would lead to her departure from the film.
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But now, with the latest reports coming in, it seems like Jenkins has switched sides to Disney, specifically, to The Dark Side with Star Wars. Previously, she was working on Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, but due to scheduling issues and the production going too slow, she had to focus on the Wonder Woman project. But Lucasfilm assured her that the project was still a go and she was happy to return after completing Wonder Woman 3. Now that she’s no longer a part of it, she has finally returned to complete the unfinished Star Wars project. In her recent Tweet, she wrote:
“I orginally left Rogue Squadron after a long productive development process when it became clear it couldn’t happen soon enough and I did not want to delay [Wonder Woman 3] any further, When I did, Lucasfilm asked me to consider coming back to RS after WW3, which I was honored to do, so I agreed. They made a new deal with me. In fact, I am still on it and that project has been in active development ever since.”
What Will Happen To Wonder Woman 3?
With the new CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran taking the reigns of the DCU, they have also been known to take radical decisions with upcoming projects. With news from many different sources saying the same thing, it seems like the Guardians Of The Galaxy director has scrapped the upcoming Wonder Woman 3 from his plan for the rebuild of the DCU. Whether this means that only the film has been axed or whether he means to sideline the character altogether can be verified only by an official statement from Warner Bros. or Gunn himself.