Gal Gadot Saved From Wonder Woman Firing?
DCU Co-CEO James Gunn responded to a fan by saying that Gal Gadot was not booted out of the DCU, implying she may be back as Wonder Woman.
The chaos around Warner Bros. Discovery restructuring of the DCU continues for another day, this time James Gunn’s response to a fan is causing speculation about Gal Gadot’s involvement moving forward into the new look DCU. Reporting from Deadline indicates that the Wonder Woman actress is still part of the DCU, contrary to initial speculation. After a fan mentioned that booting Cavill and Gadot doesn’t inspire confidence, Gunn responded with “I’m not sure where you’re getting that we ‘booted’ Gal.”
Just one sentence is all it takes for speculation to again run wild, though Gunn’s comment does match up with the professional response from Patty Jenkins following the shutdown of Wonder Woman 3. Jenkins told fans that while she did not walk away from the project, she also understood that there was no way forward for the film under the new creative direction. Similarly, Gal Gadot shared on Twitter, just before news broke about the ate of the movie, to her fans that she was excited over Diana’s next chapter.
Was Gal Gadot talking about Wonder Woman 3 or an upcoming project under the Gunn-Safran DCU leadership? Until the Suicide Squad director’s latest comment, it was assumed that she meant the recently canceled Wonder Woman movie, but now, along with recent official confirmations as to the fates of other DCU actors, does this mean Gadot will be back as the Amazon Princess? If she does return, it will be as the second member of an elite club, currently with only Margot Robbie as a member.
In response to having booted out Gal Gadot, James Gunn said: “I’m not sure where you’re getting that we ‘booted’ Gal.”
Robbie’s Harley Quinn is to date, the only actor/character pairing to remain from the Synderverse to the new DCU. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot’s Justice League co-star, is also staying on board but he is rumored to be recast as the Czarnian bounty hunter Lobo. Other stars, both recent and others from Justice League, recently confirmed that they will not be coming back to the DCU.
Henry Cavill announced he is done as Superman, instead moving on to a galaxy in which there is only war, Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 under the supervision of Amazon Studios. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made it clear recently that his anti-hero, Black Adam, has no role in the first wave of DCU movies, effectively ending his tenure two months after it started. Both stars committed under the original leadership, with Cavill recently signing up for more movies, and going by Gunn’s wording, Gal Gadot may choose to walk away instead of being forced out by the new boss.
Adding fuel to the fire that Gal Gadot has perhaps walked away, is that her scenes in The Flash are rumored to have been edited out of the film. Essentially, everyone that knows what is going on, what will happen, who will play what character, is not talking publicly. Gunn’s statement is a public vote of confidence for the Wonder Woman actress, but plans are constantly changing, so what is accurate today may not be true tomorrow, so DCU fans might as well just buckle up and enjoy the ride.