Critically, 2017’s Wonder Woman remains the best-reviewed movie of the DCEU, with Gal Gadot embodying the role beautifully. While the sequel, 2020’s Wonder Woman 1984 failed to measure up, it’s hard not to see the combined effort as a success. But with the launch of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Studios, it’s been unclear if Gadot would return to the role. While a prequel series following the Amazons is part of the plan, nothing has been set for Wonder Woman 3. Yet.
Gadot hasn’t given up, though, and according to an interview with Comicbook.com (prior to the SAG strike) about her upcoming film Heart of Stone, she has spoken with Gunn and Safran about returning as Diana Prince in the new DCU…
“I love portraying Wonder Woman,” Gadot said. “It’s so close to and dear to my heart. From what I heard from James and from Peter is that we’re gonna develop a ‘Wonder Woman 3’ together.”
That’s pretty straight forward and the best indication yet that Gadot is coming back as Wonder Woman. However, there’s no mention of director Patty Jenkins who Gadot has been tied at the hip to. It’s possible a new film brings in a totally different creative team to match the character’s placement in a new cinematic universe. This is also further proof that the DCU is going to be a mix of old things that Gunn/Safran like and want to keep, such as Peacemaker, Amanda Waller, and apparently Blue Beetle, and brand new stuff like Superman: Legacy and Creature Commandos.
Of course, none of this matters until Gunn makes it official, so keep an eye on his social media for that.