‘Wonder Woman 3’ Canceled As Shake-Ups Begin At DC Studios

With James Gunn and Peter Safran taking over as the heads of DC Studios, some shifting of direction was to be expected. But I don’t think anyone had this on their radar: Wonder Woman 3 is no more.

A new story from THR says that Wonder Woman 3 will not be moving forward at Warner Bros. Discovery. This is shocking news, as star Gal Gadot only recently began teasing the upcoming sequel, which would have paired her up yet again with director Patty Jenkins.

This comes as Gunn and Safran are said to have developed their early blueprint for the future of the DCU, and are prepared to show off that plan to WB big-wigs very soon. Jenkins is also said to have turned in her Wonder Woman 3 treatment, co-written with former DC Films exec Geoff Johns, and was told that the film as it stood would not be happening.

Does that mean a shift in tone or story could change this? Maybe. But it also seems that some cleaning of the slate is going on, too. Gadot and Jenkins were expected to get some big paydays for a third movie, and Warner Bros. Discovery seems to be worried more than they care to admit about costs. See what happened to Batgirl for evidence of that.

This leaves the future of multiple DC projects in flux. If no more Wonder Woman, does that mean we could see the end of Aquaman as played by Jason Momoa? Certainly, Ezra Miller and The Flash have to be on the chopping block. And what about Cavill’s Superman, who just returned in Black Adam after years away? Any or all of these could be gone soon.

For sure, this isn’t the end of the story. More details are sure to emerge soon.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.