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Wonder Woman 3 fans react to Patty Jenkins blaming DCU reshaping for DCEU Film’s cancelation, DC Studios’ James Gunn responds

Wonder Woman 3 fans react to Patty Jenkins blaming DCU reshaping for DCEU Film’s cancelation, DC Studios’ James Gunn responds

Patty Jenkins has offered more insight on the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3 and according to the WW84 director, there were no options to move forward with the Gal Gadot-led threequel project due to the ongoing reshaping of the DCU multimedia landscape at Warner Bros. Pictures. DC Studios chief James Gunn has also responded to the filmmaker’s statement. 

Jenkins has been at the center of controversy since news broke last week that WB’s chairpersons Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy had rejected the treatment submitted for Wonder Woman 3. It was noted that the execs offered the director a chance to rewrite the script/story but the director had reportedly refused the opportunity to walk away. However, the filmmaker has a different story to tell, calling out the scathing report by The Wrap as “the attractive clickbait false story”. 

The statement from the ex-Wonder Woman 3 director began by saying, “I’m not one to talk about private career matters,  but I will not allow inaccuracies to continue.” she then went on to state the “facts”. She initially addressed the backlash surrounding the axing of Wonder Woman 3 but denied reports “that it was me that killed it or walked away”.

Patty Jenkins further clarified, “It was my understanding there was nothing I could do to move anything forward at this time. DC is obviously buried in changes they are having to make, so I understand these decisions are difficult right now.”  

Is Patty Jenkins possibly still open to returning to the franchise even after Wonder Woman 3 fiasco?

One of the highlights of her statement is Jenkins offering her blessing for the studio to forge ahead with the character’s story. “I wish her and her legacy an amazing future ahead, with or without me.” Her last sentence indicates a glimmer of hope for fans hoping the director could be open to returning after Gunn and Peter Safran have unveiled their 10-year-plan. 

Speaking of whom, the DC Studios CEO also offered his own side of the story, “I can attest that all of Peter and my interactions with you were only pleasant and professional.” This comes after claims that Patty Jenkins denied meeting or hearing out James Gunn & Peter Safran although the duo had no part in axing the third installment. 

It was also noted that Patty Jenkins had e-mailed a Wikipedia link defining “characters arc” as a way to stress the importance of her treatment in completing the story she set out with the first Wonder Woman film. The internet seems fairly divided with some hoping Gunn brings back Jenkins while others are content over her exit. Readers can check it out below.

There have been rumblings on the DCU rumor mill lately indicating the DC Bible plan may have or could be in the process of being pitched to WBD’s boss David Zaslav. It’s largely being suggested a mid-reboot could be in place rather than the new chief completely wiping the slate clean.   

Meanwhile, it’s unclear if Jenkins would shift her focus to the Star Wars franchise’s Rogue Squadron. While she revealed the project was still in active development, she also clarified, “I don’t know if it will happen or not. We never do until the development process is complete”. Though, Lucasfilm has signed a new deal with the filmmaker.




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