Quickly after taking over as joint heads of DC Studios, James Gunn and Peter Safran are making big casualties.
'Wonder Woman 3' will not be on the forecast at the newly formed DC Studios, according to reports.
New studio heads James Gunn and Peter Safran have had a busy few weeks since being placed at the front of all future DC movie plans for Warner Bros., and according to The Hollywood Reporter they have to deliver their first major presentation outlining their plans to Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav next week.
One of the biggest casualties will be the Gal Gadot-led 'Wonder Woman 3', which doesn't seem to appear in their multi-year plan. It is surprising, given that Wonder Woman is literally the only female-led franchise DC has at the moment (especially after 'Batgirl' famously got thrown into the garbage can at the eleventh hour earlier this year too).
Patty Jenkins, who directed both of the previous 'Wonder Woman' movies and wrote the screenplay for sequel '1984', had already submitted her script for Diana Prince's third solo outing, but Gunn and Safran have allegedly told her that her project, "as it stood", would not be made. There might still be hope that the movie could eventually happen, but it seems likely that the project would have to be dramatically overhauled to fit within their newer, fresher DC outline.
The surprising news arrives just a couple of days after Gal Gadot tweeted out a celebratory message to fans about being cast as the superhero, adding that she "can't wait to share her next chapter". It all feels a little irksome right now, as the actor must not have known what the future held for the character.
'Wonder Woman 3' might be dead in the water at the moment, but the possibility of seeing Diana Prince in future DC releases still could be on the cards. Even with this huge Warner Bros. shake-up, the studios likely still want to hold onto Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Mamoa and all of the other big names attached to their projects in order to attempt to compete with Marvel Studios' ever-expanding plethora of talent.
We'll have to wait and see what James Gunn and Peter Safran have in store for us over the next few years - and if CEO David Zaslav is on board their ideas.
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