‘Wonder Woman 3’ Not Canceled By WB, Patty Jenkins Quit Following Rejected Pitch

It’s been a crazy bunch of days for anyone invested in Warner Bros. Discovery’s handling of the DCU. The whole thing started with the hiring of James Gunn and Peter Safran to lead DC Studios, but it really popped off with the news that Wonder Woman 3 had been canceled. That set off a chain reaction of news and rumors about future plans. However, the initial story may not have been accurate, and the situation regarding the superheroine played by Gal Gadot is something different.

According to The WrapWonder Woman 3 wasn’t canceled, not by WB or by DC Studios. We heard suggestions that Jenkins’ script for the film may have been shot down, and that appears to be true. However, Jenkins wasn’t willing to listen to studio execs about changes to her treatment. She chose, instead, to walk off the project.

It was WB Film Group co-chiefs CEOs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy who said Jenkins’ treatment didn’t work. Gunn and Safran had nothing to do with the decision, although they agreed with it. Jenkins turned down a chance to send in another pitch, and instead chose to send them a Wikipedia link to the term “character arc.”  Ouch.

So where does Gal Gadot fit into all of this? That’s still unclear. The Wonder Woman franchise isn’t dead, and Gadot is still attached to the role. It seems that WB wants her to stay on, but Gadot and Jenkins were very close and she may not want to. We will find out for sure soon.

Travis Hopson
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