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“She doesn’t want to allow them to have an opinion”: Patty Jenkins Unhappy With James Gunn’s DCU Vision as Director Leaves Wonder Woman 3 Despite Gal Gadot Returning

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The newly formed DCU once again gets into a messy puddle as Wonder Woman 3 stands canceled. Director Patty Jenkins, who directed the franchise’s first two movies is clearly unhappy with the decision but it’s not why you think it is.

James Gunn, the newly appointed co-head of the DC Studios was put to blame when Wonder Woman 3 was canceled. But, according to several insider sources, Gunn had nothing to do with the removal, but it was Patty Jenkins who walked off the scene!

Patty Jenkins along with Gal Gadot.
Patty Jenkins along with Gal Gadot.

Why Did Director Patty Jenkins Cancel Wonder Woman 3?

It is no secret that everyone assumed that it was James Gunn’s decision to cancel Wonder Woman 3 after he recently joined the DC Studios as the co-head. According to an insider source, however, James Gunn and co-head Peter Safran had nothing to do with the cancelation.

As per The Wrap, when director Patty Jenkins went to Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy to show them her vision of the upcoming movie, the duo politely refused. Stating that the script needed a different direction, Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy stated that the movie needed another direction that was right for the franchise and the character.

Patty Jenkins walked off the set with Wonder Woman 3.
Patty Jenkins walked off the set with Wonder Woman 3.

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Director Patty Jenkins wouldn’t hear of it and reportedly told them that she would simply cancel the movie and move on to another project! The insider stated that the duo of Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy,

“know that they were wrong, that they didn’t understand her, didn’t understand the character, didn’t understand character arcs and didn’t understand what Jenkins was trying to do.”

Patty Jenkins also allegedly sent an E-mail to Michael De Luca that ended up on a Wikipedia page with the definition of the word “character arc” visible. The insider also reported that Patty Jenkins had no intention of heeding James Gunn and Peter Safran’s decisions and didn’t care about their input.

“She just doesn’t want to allow them to have a seat at the table to have an opinion on something new that she might come up with,”

There has been no comment on this event by actress Gal Gadot nor have the representatives of Patty Jenkins stated anything. As of now, the character of Wonder Woman is still in the DCU but they would have to find a new director to take the helm on this incomplete project.

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James Gunn Was Not Allowed To Interfere With Patty Jenkins’ Work

James Gunn had no relation to the cancelation of Wonder Woman 3.
James Gunn had no relation to the cancelation of Wonder Woman 3.

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Before signing on the DC train, director James Gunn was not allowed to change anything regarding 4 upcoming DC films that they have been working on. According to the insider, there were 4 “ongoing enterprises” that “nobody was going to mess with”. The list included some well-known names such as Matt Reeves’ The Batman 2, J.J Abram’s Superman, Todd Phillips’ The Joker 2, and, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3. 

It seems that the DCU will once again have to manage the internal chaos by either finding a new director or rehiring Patty Jenkins and going with her vision of Wonder Woman character. It is unconfirmed whether Gal Gadot would stay in her DC character of Wonder Woman without director Patty Jenkins on the sets. But if DC were to lose Gal Gadot, it would indeed suffer a heavy loss from audiences.

Source: The Wrap

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.