DC fans are scratching their heads after the latest wonder woman 3 Development.
In December 2022, just days after Gadot expressed excitement at returning as a superhero character, it was announced that DC would not be continuing development of the franchise.
The news landed after James Gunn and Peter Safran stepped in as bosses of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The Hollywood Reporter claimed that editing the film “didn’t fit into the studio’s plans.”
Gadot, who initially said she felt “empowered” by the decision, then claimed in an Itview with ComicBook.com: “What I heard from James and Peter is that we are going to develop one wonder woman 3 together.”
She continued in a more recent interview Flaunt Magazine while promoting her new Netflix film heart of stone – ahead of the SAG-AFTRA Hollywood strikes: “I was invited to meet James Gunn and Peter Safran and what they told me and I quote: ‘You are in the best of hands. We will evolve wonder woman 3 with you. [We] I love you as Wonder Woman – you don’t have to worry.’ The time will tell.”
However, diversity reports that there are no active plans to develop a new Wonder Woman film and that there has never been a concrete discussion with Gadot about returning as a character.
This has caused widespread confusion, with many fans wondering if either Gadot or Gunn and Safran were being dishonest about the future of the project.
Some have questioned why Gadot claimed Gunn and Safran assured her that a third Wonder Woman film would take place not once but twice, while others point out that Gunn, who regularly debunks false claims about the DCEU, snubs Gadot’s comments did not comment .
Most DC fans liken the situation to the Henry Cavill controversy, where the actor was dropped weeks after his return as Superman in a post-credits scene for Dwayne Johnson’s film Black Adam.
Cavill later confirmed he would not be returning as the iconic superhero, just two months after telling fans he would continue in his role after the film Black Adam Miniature.
“DC is still a hot mess,” wrote one film fan in response diversity‘s report on Twitter.
The Independent has reached out to Gadot and Gunn reps for comment.
Gadot made her Wonder Woman debut in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and starred in her standalone film debut a year later. She returned for the poorly received sequel. Wonder Woman 1984in 2020, and most recently appeared as Wonder Woman inThe Lightning.
Gunn and Safran have a full list of DC projects in the works and will be releasing a list of upcoming releases in December 2022. A new Wonder Woman project was not included.
Read the review of Gadot’s ‘dull’ and ‘forgetful’ new Netflix film here.