Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has confirmed that director Patty Jenkins will not return for the franchise’s third installment.
In a translated interview with the Israeli website Kan.org, Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot reveals: “We are developing a third movie and we will see what happens with it.” Addressing the rumors, Gadot confidently stated, “No one ever talked to me about freezing, I was told that I was in good hands and that I could be calm.”
“We were supposed to shoot the third film now with Patty, my beloved friend and the very talented director, but it won’t happen,” Gadot added.
However, this new phase of the Wonder Woman series comes with a significant shift in the creative team. Patty Jenkins, the director behind the first two Wonder Woman movies, has stepped away from the project. Gadot expressed her thoughts on the change, saying, “We were supposed to shoot the third film now with Patty, my beloved friend and the very talented director, but it won’t happen.”
With Patty Jenkins’ departure, the reins now pass on to James Gunn and Peter Safran. Both carry an impressive portfolio in the superhero genre, assuring that the character’s legacy remains in adept hands.
Wonder Woman’s DC Universe future
DC Studios is also looking to expand the Wonder Woman mythos with Paradise Lost. The series, which is currently in development, is said to be a Game of Thrones-type story about the Amazons living in Themiscyra, the home of Wonder Woman.
The Paradise Lost series promises to explore the rich history and culture of the Amazons and how they came to be the fierce warriors that they are known as. It will give fans a chance to delve deeper into the world of Wonder Woman, and see how her backstory and history are linked to that of her fellow Amazons.
Wonder Woman has been a major box-office draw for DC. Her 2017 film, directed by Patty Jenkins, earned more than $820 million worldwide and received critical acclaim for its portrayal of the DC Comics character, played by Gal Gadot. A sequel, titled Wonder Woman 1984, was released in 2020, but failed to reach the same heights as its predecessor due to the COVID-19 pandemic.