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Wonder Woman 3 Cancelled by Warner Bros. Amongst Many DCU Changes

MOVIE NEWS – James Gunn and Peter Safran have announced the news with Patty Jenkins that Wonder Woman Part 3 has been cancelled.

 

Warner Bros. DC universe is in a bit of a shaky state. Now Wonder Woman is caught up in the ongoing problem. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman Part 3 is no longer moving forward and is “considered dead in its current incarnation”.

According to sources, co-presidents and co-directors Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy, as well as James Gunn and Peter Safran, broke the news to the filmmaker shortly after she submitted her adaptation of the project, which she co-wrote with Geoff Johns. Gunn and Safran were recently hired by Warner Bros. Discover’s newly launched film and TV division. As a result, Jenkins was told that his project did not fit into the new plans for the DC Cinematic Universe.

What’s left of DC’s current cinematic state is in a period of flux, with the former Snyderverse and the actors who played its heroes coming to a close. According to sources, this means that Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa will no longer be returning as Superman and Aquaman. There is currently a debate within the studio about the status of certain cameos with these characters in the Flash movie, which will be released in June, with some voices saying that the inclusion of these appearances is an empty promise to fans.

This news also comes shortly after the announcement of the disappointing box office success of Black Adam. While Dwayne Johnson, who plays the title role, had hoped to bring big things to DC (he closed the film with a promising cameo as Henry Cavill’s Superman). However, with the new change in direction, there’s a chance the character could be left behind. According to THR’s sources, however, the same is not quite the case for Jason Momoa, who is rumored to possibly return in the new DC Extended Universe, but now as the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo.

 

The Legacy of Wonder Woman

 

Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman started small and has since carved out a pedestal of her own. Originally appearing in the shaky Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman teams up with former foes Batman and Superman to take down a monster cooked up by Lex Luthor. The positive reaction to her reveal led to the 2017 Wonder Woman, starring Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins. The film told the origin story of the Amazonian princess-turned-heroine as she explores a world in the throes of the Great War. The film was hailed as a hit, praised by critics and fans alike, with some critics calling it the best film in the DC Extended Universe.

So of course the film could get a sequel in 2020 with Wonder Woman 1984. After multiple delays due to pandemic COVID-19, the film was released in theaters and on HBO Max in December 2020. The film followed Diana as she reunites with her lost love, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), and confronts the impending threat of Maxwell Lord and Cheetah. Wonder Woman 1984 was met with more critical acclaim than its predecessor, and fell short of zero at the box office.

Even if the second film didn’t match the success of the first, this news still comes as a blow to fans of the character who were hoping for one last adventure with their favourite hero. There is no word yet on where Wonder Woman will fit into DC’s new plans. Shortly before the news, Gal Gadot tweeted her thanks to fans and expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to play the character. It is not known whether Gadot was informed of the news at the time.

Source : MovieWeb

 

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