While DC Studios’ long-term future continues to be developed under new heads James Gunn and Peter Safran, at least one film from the previous order is set to die: Wonder Woman 3.
according to Hollywood Reporter, Gunn and Safran recently spent some time “deep planning” for their DC plot and have a work plan in motion that they’re ready to show David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, for approval. One movie that is not included in these plans is Wonder Woman 3.
Patty Jenkins’ third Wonder Woman movie with star Gal Gadot is “considered dead in its current incarnation,” insiders say.
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According to The Hollywood Reporters’ sources, Jenkins recently gave her treatment for the third Wonder Woman movie co-written by Geoff Johns. However, the joint executives of Gunn, Safran, and Warner Bros. Pictures, Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdi, told Jenkins that this film did not fit into DC Studios’ new plan.
Jenkins has directed two Wonder Woman films, a solo origin story film in 2017 and its sequel Wonder Woman 1984 in 2020, both starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. In addition, Gadot has played Wonder Woman in several Snyderverse DC movies including Batman v Superman and Justice League.
There’s no word on the future of the franchise and whether Gadot will still be in the role, given a potential reboot or reset. And it’s not just her.
The report states that DC’s new plan could be to shut down the Snyderverse and shut down Man of Steel 2 starring Henry Cavill, as well as ending the Aquaman movies starring Jason Momoa. Both characters are set to have cameos in the upcoming Flash movie.
Cavill’s announcement of his return to Superman wasn’t premature as there were serious plans for a sequel and even another Justice League movie starring Snyderverse actors. But Gunn and Safran’s plans could totally omit it, as well as a Black Adam sequel.
It looks as if Gunn and Safran are ready to start with a clean slate for DC, and while the Snyderverse remains a talking point in DC, it could get in the way of the new bosses’ plans for new DC studios.
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