Fans of Wonder Woman can breathe a sigh of relief as DC Studios co-head James Gunn has confirmed that the iconic superheroine has a future in the DC Universe. While responding to one of his followers on Twitter, Gunn revealed that the character won’t be abandoned for a long time, putting to rest any concerns that fans may have had about Diana Prince.
DC Studios is also looking to expand the Wonder Woman mythos with a new prequel series titled 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 is 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.
The future of the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all four DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
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