January 28, 2023

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Wonder Woman 3 scrapped by Warner Bros.: report

Add this to the chaos currently surrounding DC Comics properties: a Wonder Woman 3 starring Gal Gadot may not be progressing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the previously greenlit film appears to be a victim of regime change at WarnerMedia-owned DC, which recently hired James Gunn and Peter Safran to helm the next phase of the beloved characters on screen.

Wonder Woman 3 was set to be directed by Patty Jenkins, and she and writer Geoff Johns had submitted a treatment for the new film before Gunn and Safran said it would not fit into future plans for the franchise. (THR notes that canceling the film could save Warner millions of dollars since both Gadot and Jenkins would receive pay raises.)

More circumstantially, just a day ago, Gadot posted a message on social media about her time as a Themysciran warrior, ending with, “I can’t wait to share her next chapter with you.”

She might not be the only superhero waiting to hear what happens next for her: This fall, Henry Cavill took to the internet to confirm his eventual return as Superman, followed by the announcement that he’s starring in The Witcher Netflix would theoretically leave after Season 3, opening up its schedule for a return to Metropolis.

But with the remaining DC films getting the green light from the previous tour – Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and of course The Flash – it’s unclear what the future holds for any of the actors starring during the Zack Snyder -era were cast . (Also, don’t forget – these days, even a completed movie starring Oscar-nominated actors can disappear overnight).

A few years ago it was announced that I would be playing Wonder Woman. I was 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🙅🏻‍♀️🙌🏼💃🏻♥️ pic.twitter.com/XlzhrMx4xe

— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) December 6, 2022