Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 3 Is Happening As A Team-Up Movie

Wonder Woman 3 will see Gal Gadot team up with other DC heroes, instead of being a solo adventure.

By Vic Medina | Published

Gal Gadot’s return in Wonder Woman 3 may not be the way you think. According to a report by Geekosity, Wonder Woman 3 will not be a solo adventure, like the previous two films; rather, it will be based on Trinity, a 2008 DC comic series by writer Kurt Busiek that teamed up Diana with Batman and Superman to fight a common enemy. This would signal a change in direction not just for Wonder Woman, but for the entire DC Extended Universe of films, and may have been precipitated by the new corporate ownership after the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.

Back in April, Gal Gadot stated that the script for the next film was being worked on, and she was looking forward to swinging the Lasso of Truth once more. Within the past week, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins revealed that the script for Wonder Woman 3 is done, but provided no other details, except that it would likely wrap up Diana’s current story arc as a trilogy. However, we know that this will not be Gadot’s last film appearance as Wonder Woman, so the threequel may actually serve as a springboard to the character’s future in the DCEU.

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David Zaslav, the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, is reportedly seeking to keep DC’s big three actors – Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, and Ben Affleck – together as the core of the DCEU, despite Affleck reportedly stepping away from the BatCowl. He is already confirmed for both The Flash and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and Cavill’s return as Superman in Black Adam has been confirmed as well. A Trinity storyline in Wonder Woman 3 could serve as the foundation for that, and a sort of “soft reboot” that could integrate Shazam and Black Adam with the “Snyderverse” characters.

Just a month ago, Giant Freakin Robot reported that Gal Gadot had signed on for multiple appearances in future DC films beyond Wonder Woman 3. Rumors have persisted that Gal Gadot would make a cameo appearance as Wonder Woman in Shazam: Fury of the Gods, although nothing has been confirmed. Using the final film of the Wonder Woman trilogy would serve as a great way to define the direction of DC films for years to come.

Although the first Wonder Woman film was universally praised, the second film, Wonder Woman 1984, garnered mixed reviews over the film’s uneven tone, and there were even rumors that Patty Jenkins had fallen out of favor at Warner Bros. With a new regime in charge, however, and Gal Gadot a big supporter of Jenkins, it is unlikely the director was asked to change her approach or plans for the third film. Geekosity points out that the Trinity storyline may in fact be a separate project and not the story Jenkins plans to tell for Wonder Woman 3.

Besides Gal Gadot returning as the lead, Lynda Carter (as Asteria) is the only other actor Gadot and Jenkins have said is returning for Wonder Woman 3. It has been reported that she would have a larger role this time, so it is entirely possible that a team-up film could still happen, with Carter still involved.