Gal Gadot will not be reprising her role as Diana Prince as DC Studios has no plans to develop a Wonder Woman 3 movie. The news comes just over a week after the actress claimed DC bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran said they would collaborate on a third installment. Speaking to Variety, a source with knowledge of the situation said that is not the case.
Gal Gadot’s positive news about Wonder Woman 3 last week has run into harsh reality, as now there’s claims that no such promise was made and no there were no talks about her role in James Gunn’s DCU.
According to the source, no promises were made to Gal Gadot regarding Wonder Woman 3. There were also no concrete talks about the actress reprising the role in the new DC Universe. Gunn and Safran kicked off 2023 with a presentation introducing the first titles in their fresh movie lineup, such as Superman: Legacy. Their attention remains dedicated to these film projects.
Gal Gadot first suggested that the movie is going ahead in an interview with ComicBook. “I love portraying Wonder Woman,” she told the publication. “It’s so close to and dear to my heart. From what I heard from James and from Peter is that we’re gonna develop a Wonder Woman 3 together.” She later reaffirmed the project in a profile by Flaunt magazine.
In this interview, Gal Gadot said Gunn and Safran assured her that the film would happen. “I was invited to a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and what they told me, and I’m quoting – ‘You’re in the best hands. We’re going to develop Wonder Woman 3 with you. [We] love you as Wonder Woman. You’ve got nothing to worry about.’ So time will tell,” she said.
Wonder Woman 3 was originally in the works during the previous DC Films leadership, with Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot set to resume their roles as director and lead actress, respectively. However, by December 2022, reports emerged that plans for a third standalone Diana Prince film had been scrapped. The decision coincided with Gunn and Safran taking the helm at DC Studios.
“I was invited to a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and what they told me, and I’m quoting – ‘You’re in the best hands. We’re going to develop Wonder Woman 3 with you. [We] love you as Wonder Woman. You’ve got nothing to worry about.’ So time will tell.”Gal Gadot on Wonder Woman 3
While Gunn has unveiled plans for a Themysciran-centered live-action prequel series, he hasn’t addressed any of Gal Gadot’s recent statements. While Gadot could continue portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Universe, her comments more likely resulted from a misunderstanding that led her to believe the third installment was back on track for development.
The only confirmed project related to Wonder Woman within the DC Universe is the prequel series called Paradise Lost. This series is set to explore events before Diana’s birth. Described as a narrative akin to the complexity of Game of Thrones, Paradise Lost will delve into Themyscira’s realm, unraveling the intricate web of darkness, drama, and political maneuvering intrinsic to a society of only women.
Gal Gadot first brought Wonder Woman to life within Zack Snyder’s DC Universe, making her debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and subsequently headlining her individual films, Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984. She appeared in Justice League and made cameo appearances in other DC productions like Shazam! Fury of the Gods and The Flash.
Gal Gadot has already moved on from Wonder Woman, with her return to the Fast and Furious franchise, followed by a leading role in Netflix’s Heart of Stone.
If Gal Gadot does reprise her role as Wonder Woman, it will mark another addition to her already diverse portfolio of franchise roles. She recently revisited her character Gisele Yashar in Fast X and is slated to make a comeback alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds in a pair of sequels for “Red Notice. The movies will be filmed consecutively for Netflix.
Additionally, Gal Gadot’s upcoming Netflix project, Heart of Stone, is expected to serve as the first installment of a fresh action-oriented franchise for the streaming platform.