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A third ‘Wonder Woman’ movie is coming from Warner Bros. and DC Studios? Not exactly.
Despite Gal Gadot’s recent comments that DC heads James Gunn and Peter Safran told her they would develop “Wonder Woman 3” together, sources familiar with the situation say Variety This is not the case. According to the sources, a third ‘Wonder Woman’ film is not in the works at DC Studios nor do Gunn and Safran currently have plans for any ‘Wonder Woman’ project in the new DC universe other than the previously announced ‘Paradise Lost’ . prequel series to Max.
Gadot first suggested that “Wonder Woman 3” might not be completely dead in an interview ComicBook.com. “I love playing Wonder Woman,” she said. “It’s so near and dear to my heart. From what I’ve heard from James and Peter is that we’re going to make a ‘Wonder Woman 3’ together.
The actor made a possible future for “Wonder Woman 3” seem even more likely during a recent profile by Flaunt Magazine. In that interview, Gadot said she had assurances from Gunn and Safran that “Wonder Woman 3” would be developed.
“I was invited to a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran,” Gadot said, “and what they told me was, and I quote, ‘You’re in the best hands. We will develop Wonder Woman 3 with you. [We] I love you as Wonder Woman—you have nothing to worry about.’ So time will tell.”
Sources added to Variety that nothing was ever promised to Gadot regarding “Wonder Woman 3,” nor was there any definitive talk of continuing Gadot’s Wonder Woman with the new DC Universe. Gunn and Safran held a presentation at the beginning of the year revealing the first titles in their new DC universe, including “Superman: Legacy,” and they continue to be laser-focused on these new films.
Variety Gadot’s rep has been reached for further comment.
Gadot originated the role of Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s DC Universe, making her debut in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” before leading her own two standalone films: “Wonder Woman” and “Wonder Woman 1984.” Gadot’s Wonder Woman also appeared in “Justice League” and had cameos in DC films such as “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.” The two standalone ‘Wonder Woman’ films were directed by Patty Jenkins. The two developed “Wonder Woman 3” together before Gunn and Safran were named the new heads of DC Studios.
Last December, news broke that “Wonder Woman 3” had fallen through after Warner Bros. leadership passed on Jenkins’ treatment of the sequel. Jenkins publicly left the project. The news came shortly after Gunn and Safran took the reins at DC Studios and announced they would be overhauling the DC Universe, leading to speculation that Jenkins had fended off attempts to reshape “Wonder Woman 3” to fit the their own DC Universe.
“I never left,” Jenkins shared in one Position on Twitter. “I was open to thinking about anything that was asked of me. I realized that there was nothing I could do to move anything forward right now. DC is obviously buried in the changes they need to make, so I understand that these decisions are difficult right now.”
About an hour after Jenkins released her statement, Gunn supported her on Twitter, replying: “I can attest that all Peter and my interactions with you have been nothing but pleasant and professional.”
Back in January, when Gunn and Safran met with reporters to reveal the first chapter of their new DC Universe (called “Gods and Monsters”), they announced the only Wonder Woman-related project in the works . This is “Paradise Lost”, a prequel series about Max. The show, which Safran described as a “Game of Thrones story,” takes place on the island of Themyscira before Wonder Woman was born.
“It’s really about the political intrigue behind an all-female society,” Safran added of the play.
Gadot’s recent comments on “Wonder Woman 3” came ahead of the SAG-AFTRA strike during her promotional tour for the Netflix spy thriller “Heart of Stone,” which aired Aug. 11
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