The journey of Wonder Woman might be coming to an end. According to reports, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman film franchise’s third sequel won’t be produced by DC Studios.
According to reports cited by The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman 3 will not be moving ahead and is currently thought to be “dead” as of yesterday (December 7). Things are rather disgraceful how it reportedly transpired.
Much to the delight of fans, producers Peter Safran and James Gunn were named co-chairs and CEOs of Warner Bros.’ DC Studios in October. Together, the two bring a wealth of experience from various genres.
Still, their work in the superhero genre—which includes Guardians of the Galaxy, The Suicide Squad, Aquaman, and the HBO Max series Peacemaker—stands out.
According to THR, Jenkins’ film treatment—a summary of the plot frequently written before the script—was submitted, but it didn’t receive a favorable response. She claims that Michael De Luca, Pamela Abdy, Gunn and Safran, co-chairs and co-CEOs, told her that “the project — as it stood — did not fit in with the new (but still developing) ideas.”
Despite Gal Gadot, who plays the legendary heroine, and Jenkins are scheduled to receive $20 million and $12 million for their work, respectively, THR speculates that the film’s budget did not factor into the decision.
Fans were shocked by this information because Gadot had tweeted her excitement for the “next tale” in the franchise the day before.
“A few years ago, it was announced that I would play Wonder Woman. I’ve been so grateful for the opportunity to play such an incredible, iconic character and more than anything. I’m grateful for YOU—the fans. Can’t wait to share her next chapter with you,” she wrote on December 6.
A few years ago it was announced that I was going to play Wonder Woman.I’ve been so grateful for the opportunity to play such an incredible, iconic character and more than anything I’m grateful for YOU.The fans.Can’t wait to share her next chapter with you🙅🏻♀️🙌🏼💃🏻♥️ pic.twitter.com/XlzhrMx4xe
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) December 6, 2022