There's been a ton of buzz surrounding James Gunn and Peter Safran's long-term creative plans for the DC Universe and this week, fans got their first taste of how this new regime will operate. Days ahead of the DC Studios co-CEOs presentation for Warner Bros. Discovery, Gunn and Safran's alleged plans for the DCU leaked online through a write-up from The Hollywood Reporter.
As per the trade's bombshell report, the franchise is set for a major creative overhaul with projects such as Wonder Woman 3, Black Adam 2, and Man of Steel 2 no longer on the table. This naturally left a lot of fans dismayed and bewildered at the same time, especially Gal Gadot's supporters as she recently celebrated being cast in the role.
Well, it turns out that Wonder Woman 3's cancelation wasn't exactly Gunn and Safran's fault. According to a new piece from Deadline, Warner Bros. Discovery asked director Patty Jenkins to do some tweaks to her current script which was reportedly leaning toward Wonder Woman 1984's structure but Jenkins didn't agree.
The outlet writes: "Jenkins was given the chance to take another stab at a Wonder Woman 3 treatment after receiving notes from all Warner Bros. motion picture brass (it wasn't just Gunn and Safran's decision). There were concerns about character arcs and payoffs, and the threequel emulating similar structural problems ala Wonder Woman 1984. She decided to take her toys and go home"
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I don't know about you but this new report seems to indicate how WB Discovery wants to acknowledge what has already been established in the DCU. Now, where Gal's allegiance actually belongs remains to be seen but it would be safe to assume that she'll fight for Jenkins to retain her directorial position in the next Wonder Woman project. Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail soon.
Meanwhile, DC Studios' release slate for 2023 remains intact with films such as The Flash, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom still on track for theatrical releases.