Wonder Woman 3 has been in development for a while. Director Patty Jenkins even delayed several projects to focus on the threequel of the 2017 Wonder Woman. Around two months ago, the director revealed that she has also finished the script for the third film and even shared that Warner Bros. Discovery has asked her to do more projects surrounding the Amazonian warrior. However, James Gunn doesn’t seem to share the same opinion as Warner Bros or Patty Jenkins.
The new CEO and the co-chairperson of the DC Studios are almost done with their multi-year plan and it probably would not include Wonder Woman 3. James Gunn and Peter Safran are in the final stages of their plan, ahead of their pivotal presentation to the Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav.
Wonder Woman 3 Reportedly Not Moving Forward Under DC Studios’ New Plan
James Gunn and Peter Safran are all almost done with their multi-year plan for the DCU and are expected to meet David Zaslav next week. And seems like after Warner Bros CEO, the DC Studios’ CEOs have decided to cut some of the future projects from the DCU.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new CEO has decided to drop Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3. The threequel is currently dead and the studio has decided not to move forward with it.
The report claims that after Jenkins submitted her work, the executives at DC Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures told the filmmaker that the threequel did not fit well with the new plan. Patty Jenkins directed and co-directed the previous two films, starring Gal Gadot, which were released in 2017 and 2020.
According to insiders, “DC Studios will not have any overburdensome financial restrictions.” The report claims that the studio could end up saving millions by not making the third film in the series. It also includes a huge pay settled for Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins, reportedly $20 million and $12 million, respectively, without any possible backend bonuses.
Did Gal Gadot Know About the Cancellation?
On 6 December 2022 Gal Gadot shared a tweet thanking her fans. The actress said that she has been so grateful “to play such an incredible, iconic character.” She also mentioned that she can’t wait to share the next chapter of Wonder Woman with everyone.
“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.”
The tweet came out of the blue and it’s still unclear if the Wonder Woman star knew about the potential cancelation or not. Although the studio has yet not declared it officially, the possibility of canceling Wonder Woman 3 raises a question about the character’s future in the DCU.
It would be interesting to see how James Gunn fits Wonder Woman into his new DC plan and if Gal Gadot would continue to portray the Amazonian warrior.
The cancelation would also officially leave behind Snyderverse. However, there are rumors that almost all of the actors from Snyderverse are set to have a cameo in the upcoming 2023 film The Flash.
Some sources also claim that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom would be the final film that could be considered under Snyderverse. The new CEO plans to reset the DCU with a new cast and new characters.
James Gunn and Peter Safran are expected to present their plan to David Zaslav next week. The DC Studio could publicly release its future plan in a few months.
Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 2 are available to stream on HBO Max.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter