Speaking before the SAG-AFTRA strike took effect –– but with the interview tied to new Netflix movie ‘Heart of Stone’ –– Gal Gadot whipped (or should that be lassoed) the internet into a frenzy when she offered fresh comments in an interview that indicated current DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran have told her a new ‘Wonder Woman’ movie is in development.
Yet, after a little bit of digging and reaching out to sources, trade magazine Variety has learned that it’s not currently true.
What did Gal Gadot say about a new ‘Wonder Woman’?
Potentially looking to keep one of her most successful characters going in a time of huge transition for Warner Bros./DC, Gadot said this about the potentially positive future for Diana Prince:
“It’s so close to and dear to my heart. From what I heard from James and from Peter is that we’re gonna develop a ‘Wonder Woman 3’ together.”
And she made even more enthusiastic comments in a recent Flaunt Magazine profile:
“I was invited to a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and what they told me, and I’m quoting: ‘You’re in the best hands. We’re going to develop ‘Wonder Woman 3’ with you. [We] love you as Wonder Woman— you’ve got nothing to worry about.’ So, time will tell.”
That stands in stark contrast to co-writer/director Patty Jenkins, who had shepherded ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to screens and said in December that her latest draft for a third outing had been rejected by Warners (though not directly Gunn and Safran). Jenkins has stepped away from the franchise, but Gadot is holding on to the idea that she’ll be back in the bulletproof bracelets.
Yet Variety’s sources are telling the title that no such promises were made to the actor, nor is there any active development under way on a ‘Wonder Woman’ title featuring Gadot’s character.
What is happening with the Amazons at DC?
As of now, all anyone knows about a ‘Wonder Woman’ adjacent project is the one outlined by Gunn and Safran during their announcement of the first stage of their new DC movie and TV universe back in January.
Here’s what Gunn said at the time:
“It’s an origin story of how this society of women came about. What does it mean? What are their politics like? What are their rules? Who’s in charge? What are the games that they play with each other to get to the top. I think it’s really exciting.” It’s set before Diana is born.”
Which is hardly the striding forward motion on a new ‘Wonder Woman’ movie that Gadot might be wishing for.
The way things are shaping up, this may prove to be a fairly lousy Friday for Gadot –– between this and the initial reactions to ‘Heart of Stone’ (a new spy thriller that aims to do for her what ‘Extraction’ did for Chris Hemsworth), she might want to focus on the future of, say, the ‘Red Notice’ movies instead or (spoiler alert for this year’s ‘Fast X’) her return to the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise.
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