DC Studios co-chair and CEO James Gunn addresses rumors that Wonder Woman doesn’t factor into his initial plans for the live-action DC Universe.
DC Studios co-chair and CEO James Gunn just confirmed Wonder Woman’s place within his early DC Universe slate of projects.
Responding to a fan on Twitter, Gunn dismissed a recent report that the DCU’s first three years’ worth of movies and TV shows won’t include Wonder Woman. “I hereby debunk it (only because it’s not true),” he tweeted. Gunn didn’t elaborate further on how large a role the Princess of Themyscira will play in the DCU’s immediate future, nor did he reveal who will portray her, either. That said, Gunn did confirm that the roadmap he and fellow DC Studios boss Peter Safran developed for the DCU equates to as much as 10 years’ worth of productions, some of which will be announced in January 2023.
Speculation surrounding Wonder Woman’s DCU future has intensified in recent weeks after Warner Bros. and DC Studios canceled Wonder Woman 3 in December 2022. The threequel was reportedly scrapped by Warner Bros. Film Group Co-Chairpersons and CEOs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy over issues with director Patty Jenkins’ initial story treatment, including how it tied into Gunn and Safran’s new DCU plans. Even so, insiders claim that while Gunn and Safran shared De Luca and Abdy’s reservations over the Wonder Woman 3 treatment, they were not directly involved with the film’s cancelation.
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Jenkins has since shared a statement on Twitter offering her version of events, disputing allegations she abandoned Wonder Woman 3 after being asked to retool her vision for the movie. “I never walked away. I was open to considering anything asked of me,” she wrote. “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.”
Jenkins went on to praise star Gal Gadot, who portrayed Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Jenkins’ previous two Wonder Woman installments (among other films). It’s currently unclear whether Gadot will be replaced as Wonder Woman with another actor going forward, especially following recent comments by Gunn that implied the actor remains attached to the DCU. “I’m not sure where you’re getting [the idea] that we ‘booted’ Gal [from the DCU],” Gunn replied to a fan on Instagram, seemingly indicating that the star is potentially still part of the multimedia franchise in some capacity.