Did Gal Gadot jump the gun when claiming that James Gunn and Peter Safran were keen on bringing Wonder Woman 3 to the new DCU? Apparently so, as a new Variety piece says that a third movie is not in development at Warner Bros’ DC Studios.
Gadot, who is currently starring in spy movie Heart of Stone for Netflix, had said Gunn and Safran would develop the next Wonder Woman movie with her. But sources say the only Wonder Woman project is the previously announced Paradise Lost prequel series for MAX.
In another interview Gadot doubled down on her claim, stating “I was invited to a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran,” Gadot said, “and what they told me, and I’m quoting: ‘You’re in the best hands. We’re going to develop Wonder Woman 3 with you. [We] love you as Wonder Woman— you’ve got nothing to worry about.’ So time will tell.”
But no promises were made, according to studio sources, and nothing about Wonder Woman’s future was ever made definitive.
Shortly after Gunn and Safran took over at DC Studios, Patty Jenkins’ plans for Wonder Woman 3 were put on the shelf. It’s unclear exactly what happened, but Jenkins made a very public exit, with speculation that she refused to refashion her treatment to fit better into the DCU. Jenkins has refuted these claims.
When Gunn and Safran revealed the first phase of the DCU, titled “Gods and Monsters”, there was no mention of a Wonder Woman sequel. It doesn’t mean one will never happen, but clearly, there is some miscommunication going on between Warner Bros. and Gadot. That, or she’s generating buzz in order to force them into a difficult position. If only someone could wrap all of these folks in the Lasso of Truth we would get some answers.