Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman 3 situation feels like a full circle to Henry Cavill‘s Superman scenario with the Black Adam movie, only for the Man of Steel actor to be told his iteration did not have a future under James Gunn‘s DCU. Similarly, a new Variety report says the Heart of Stone actress was not promised a threequel as she earlier indicated but Gadot has double-downed in a recent interview stating DC Studios chief Gunn & Peter Safran have assured her, “You’re in the best hands.”
From Snyderverse’s DC Extended Universe to Gunnverse’s DCU – one thing that appears to be a constant is the mixed messages from WBD executives in charge of the superhero franchise or at least that’s what the fans believe. Since the forced exit of Henry Cavill’s Superman, DC Studios chiefs are yet to offer a clear answer on who remains onboard from the Snyderverse.
The Flash and Shazam! Fury of the Gods‘ weak box office results have cast doubt on Ezra Miller and Zachary Levi‘s return in Gunnverse. In addition, Diana Prince’s cameo roles in the aforementioned films were not as impactful as fans hoped & have led to a call from some for a full reboot. Even so, it didn’t stop Gadot from revealing James and Peter were developing Wonder Woman 3.
Surprisingly, Variety claims its sources say Gunn & Safran have no current plans to pursue the threequel at the moment as their focus lies on Superman: Legacy and other DCU projects announced at the slate presentation earlier this year. Moreover, the outlet also says “nothing was ever promised” to the WW84 actress regarding a follow-up and there was no “definitive discussion” of Gadot’s DCEU character continuing in Gunnverse.
I believe they said that to her,
I just also believe they never had any intention of doing anything about it.
And technically, they haven’t said no.
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) August 10, 2023
The current DCU leadership has done a poor job with Henry Cavill’s Superman exit, Ben Affleck’s directing denial, the last second changes to Flash and now Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman debacle.
James Gunn and Peter Safran must be better on controlling the narrative. It’s been a mess.
— Sheraz Farooqi (@SherazFarooqi_) August 10, 2023
I like this decision but at this point, why not just keep all of them. lol Henry Cavill clearly wanted to be Superman. https://t.co/6cHZbBraGp
— Spidercides (@Spidercides) August 10, 2023
If Gal is lying this would be some of the funniest shit ever ngl https://t.co/WZyLcoMpP4
— Younis (@younityyy) August 10, 2023
James Gunn and Peter Safran trying to figure out who told Gal Gadot Wonder Woman 3 is happening: pic.twitter.com/dsWW3NpcbC
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) August 11, 2023
Me reacting to the Gal Gadot Wonder Woman vs James Gunn DCU discourse pic.twitter.com/IZkTMSU2T9
— Kevin (@KevinTalks12) August 10, 2023
If Gal Gadot lied about returning as Wonder Woman, it wouldn't be the first time someone lied about staying as a character in the wake of a new reboot coming pic.twitter.com/5D9pDBxiuz
— kothuboy21 (@kothuboy21) August 11, 2023
— ClarkQuill97 (@CQuill97) August 10, 2023
— ً (@HailEternal) August 10, 2023
“And I’m quoting”
Starting to think she deliberately tried to put them in a corner ☠️ https://t.co/1QF5sMIXog
— Hernandy (@Pollos_Hernandy) August 10, 2023
Either she's employing a super risky negotiation tactic.. or this is about to be the wildest "reboot" you've ever seen. https://t.co/g7jYOidaca
— Aaron S Bailey 🍿 (@AaronBaileyArt) August 10, 2023
She can’t act, why is Gunn forcing this when no one asked for it. We asked for Henry Cavill to remain as Superman and this is what we get instead???? https://t.co/FKEM5WCNDJ
— Will (@willbig_boss28) August 10, 2023
Gal Gadot in DC Studios HQ trying to make her way to the set of Superman: Legacyhttps://t.co/PjQrFxuFNJ
— Hernandy (@Pollos_Hernandy) August 10, 2023
This is a nightmare https://t.co/SGdS1I5Wef
— Jalen (@jayjjalen) August 10, 2023
Gadot stills stands by her word and while speaking to Flaunt Magazine discussing her profile, the 38-year-old star went into detail on her meeting with the DC Studios CEOs. She also went on to imply these were their words, “and I’m quoting: ‘You’re in the best hands. We’re going to develop Wonder Woman 3 with you” They proceeded to share their admiration for her portrayal and assured “You’ve got nothing to worry about.’ So time will tell.”
Some insiders and supporters pitched in to suggest Gal was not lying about her meeting with James Gunn since the latter had also revealed on Instagram they had an interaction. James also said at January 2023’s DCU slate reveal conference, “We’ve talked to Gal. She’s up for doing stuff. We’re not sure what we’re going to do with that. All I can tell you really right now is Henry and Ben are not part of this universe.”
Gadot’s reply and Gunn’s silence amid this drama have fans not only puzzled but frustrated by the lack of clarity on DCU’s roadmap. With no clear indication of her inclusion in Chapter 1 of Gods and Monsters – fans speculate Gadot’s Diana Prince/Wonder Woman could be reduced to just cameo appearances.
To some extent, Patty Jenkins‘s exit was also tied down to Wonder Woman 3 not having room to be a part of DCU Chapter 1. She stated during in a statement posted on Twitter/X there was nothing she could do “to move anything forward at this time.”
Gal Gadot in James Gunn’s office after seeing that article: pic.twitter.com/eLP6Y5DizE
— Tobi Kay’de (Dua lipa Era remains) (@TobiKayDE) August 11, 2023
There is no Gal Gadot debacle. Both Gal and Gunn have said she’s not done with Wonder Woman. Thats Y’ALL granting automatic credibility to anonymous sources.
Ben chose on his own not to direct anything so again, not Gunn’s fault.
— ScOoT (@WeBuildMechs) August 11, 2023
Gal Gadot’s not lying. https://t.co/HRnCaPATZZ
— CanWeGetSomeToast (@CanWeGetToast) August 10, 2023
I think James Gunn should give some clearity as to who get to stay. We already know Xolo will be Blue Beetle for the DCU. We know everyone from Peacemaker is coming back and we know Viola Davis is also staying as Amanda Waller. Now that Flash is out just tell us about the rest.
— Daniel Richtman #BlueBeetleBattalion (@DanielRPK) August 11, 2023
This is what Gunn said about Gadot back in Jan pic.twitter.com/SR1ZNiByFs
— MyTimeToShineHello (@MyTimeToShineH) August 11, 2023
Gal Gadot is NOT a liar 💀 pic.twitter.com/RywbBxrCYh
— ❓❓0❓ (@comicxbook) August 11, 2023
Ok so lemme get this straight
The Rock baited fans with Henry Cavill to promote his film
Gal Gadot was lying about WW3
Ezra Miller put his film through production hell due to just being a terrible person
Honestly glad Gunn is doing away with them in all seriousness https://t.co/hfnGM57LJX
— Quetzal (Bring Kotal Back) (@sneky_quetzal) August 10, 2023
DC fans deserve is solid answers for who is staying and who is leaving.
I don’t think that’s too much to ask. pic.twitter.com/6j717eh9vX
— The Moonlight Warrior 🌙 (@BlackMajikMan90) August 11, 2023
Gal Gadot isn’t lying on a public platform and Gunn would’ve debunked it by now. Its just the old WB again, doing their studio politics behind the scenes. They never leaned anything from their past🥲 pic.twitter.com/I5puCoqhwK
— 𝗚𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝘁 of North 🐺 (@Itssan17) August 11, 2023
Oh so she’s just lying about what was said? That’s hilarious 😭😭 https://t.co/5lYrVdzyX8
— Nicholas (@NicholasPas5) August 10, 2023
I don’t believe Gal lied about it she had nothing to gain from that. Didn’t Gunn himself say that they had spoken to her and they the doors were open for her to return? This is so confusing tbh… https://t.co/e3adZT0HEU
— Malibu Barbie💘 (@Wonder_boy20) August 10, 2023
Similar to Gadot’s WW limbo, DC Studios has not confirmed if Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Shazam, The Flash would appear in Gods and Monsters. None of the DCEU characters have a project announced in Chapter 1.
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