Just a day after Gal Gadot posted a sweet message celebrating ‘Wonder Woman‘ and mentioned how she was excited about the ‘next chapter’, DC bosses have nipped it in the bud. With James Gunn and Peter Safran at the helm of DC now, after an executive change, it seems Gadot will not be getting her trilogy, after all…
There seem to be big changes in the DC Universe, and it’s not just Gal Gadot as ‘Wonder Woman’ who might get the boot as more changes are planned.
Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot ‘Wonder Woman’ Project Axed?
According to various media outlets, it seems that while both Gadot and Patty Jenkins, the director and co-writer of the two ‘Wonder Woman’ movies, were all gung-ho about the project, the new bosses have a different mindset.
In October, James Gunn, the director of “The Suicide Squad” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn as well as producer Peter Safran were announced as the new co-CEOs of DC Studios, formerly known as DC Films. Their vision for the future of SC’s superhero films seems to be a lot different than their predecessors.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins recently submitted her treatment of the third “Wonder Woman” movie which came co-written with Geoff Johns. Allegedly, Gunn and Safran, as well as Warner Bros. Pictures co-chairs and co-CEOs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy shot it down, telling Jenkins that her project did not sync with the new and still-developing direction for DC Studios.
Gal Gadot Last To Know?
Just two days back, Gadot shared a post on social media, expressing her gratitude for being in and as “Wonder Woman”, writing, “On this day, a few years ago, was the first announcement 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. The most amazing, warm, loving fans in the world.”
Gadot also seemed to be going full steam ahead, assuming the trilogy was still on and “Wonder Woman 3” would soon be a reality as she continued to say, “I’m still pinching myself to see if I will wake up. Can’t wait to share her next chapter with you.”
Ever since the story broke, there has been no further comment from Gal Gadot or even Patty Jenkins. That said, James Gunn did take to Twitter for a muddled clarification:
He tweeted, “So. As for the story yesterday in the Hollywood Reporter, some of it is true, some of it is half-true, some of it is not true, & some of it we haven’t decided yet whether it’s true or not.”
Either way, it seems Gal Gadot wasn’t quite kept in the loop when she sent out her social media post.
James Gunn’s Tweets Leave Wonder Woman Hanging!
In a further series of tweets, he continued to say, “Although this first month at DC has been fruitful, building the next ten years of story takes time & we’re still just beginning.”
Its not just ‘Wonder Woman’ though, as one fan commented on Gadot’s post:
“I just read that there isn’t going to be a third WW movie now. They’re saying it was odd for you to post this. And they’re not doing any more Henry Cavill Man of Steel movies now, and Jason Mamoa isn’t going to be Aquaman, and they’re cutting Henry from The Flash. I’m so confused!”
But then again, Gunn is proving to be a tough cookie, letting fans know that DC is also okay with not trying to please everyone, as he tweeted:
We know we are not going to make every single person happy every step of the way, but we can promise everything we do is done in the service of the STORY & in the service of the DC CHARACTERS we know you cherish and we have cherished our whole lives.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 8, 2022
While we haven’t heard from Gadot on the same, the fans are upset!
“DC and Warner Brothers better get their act together! Taking Gal out of the role as Wonder Woman is a mistake! They just canceled Stargirl on CW also! Why can Marvel get their properties right? And DC can’t?”
Guess they can, although, given Gunn’s coded Tweets, we can’t say for sure as to which of the DC heroes and heroines are getting the cut direct, and which will ultimately stay on!