Gal Gadot Just Got A Lifeline, Her Biggest Moneymaker May Not Be Dead
James Gunn may have hinted via Twitter that Wonder Woman may be returning soon, but whether that means Gal Gadot will star is unknown.
With so many reboots and reprisals underway in both the MCU and DCU, it’s sometimes best not to become attached to who is portraying your favorite hero; contracts run their course, scheduling conflicts come into play, and franchises by now are known to take different directions and move onto different storylines rather than continuing the ones that preceded them. In the DC Universe, it’s no mystery by now that co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran like to take creative liberties, but Gunn has vaguely gone on the record himself, hinting at the return of Gal Gadot for her role as Wonder Woman. Gunn’s vague response came in the form of simply liking a Tweet from Twitter user @AidanJPereira, so we’re still speculating at this point.
At this point in time, we’re not sure if Gal Gadot is on board, especially considering that she’s kept busy working on projects like the Netflix spy thriller Heart of Stone due out in August 2023, as well as a film adaptation of Snow White, which is slated for a 2024 release. And we’ve seen actors part ways with the DCU in the past, not to return; both Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck’s portrayals of Superman and Batman will be replaced by different actors in subsequent reboots. So there’s no way to say for certain that Gal Gadot will be reprising her role as Diana Prince, and her alter-ego, Wonder Woman, but the fans have spoken, and this is what they want.
If Gal Gadot ends up being on board for future iterations of her portrayal of Wonder Woman, she’s the right actress for the job. Many have stated that she’s the best Wonder Woman because of her ability to think on her feet, her fighting skills, and her aggressive presence when she has to channel her inner warrior goddess. It’s exceedingly difficult to come off as both violent and majestic, but Gadot seems as if she was made for the role.
But at the end of the day, a Tweet is just a Tweet. It’s not like James Gunn even confirmed or denied the presence of Gal Gadot in future installments made by the DCU. Even if he agreed with the Tweet by liking it, it doesn’t mean he has a contract drafted, or that Gadot is even in the right place in her career that would allow her time to reprise the role of Wonder Woman.
As of now, Gal Gadot’s participation in the DCU is merely a rumor, and maybe we’re reading too much into it, but you can’t blame fans for wanting what they want. After all, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the film that marked her debut as Wonder Woman, pulled in $855 million worldwide, Wonder Woman pulled in $822.8 million, and Justice League pulled in $657.9 million. While all of the above films received mixed reviews, they performed well at the box office, and Gadot would likely see a good payday should she have any future interactions with the DCU. For now, let’s just keep our fingers crossed!