Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is once again making headlines this week following reports of her Star Wars project Rogue Squadron being removed from Disney's release calendar for 2023. It remains unclear whether the House of Mouse has quietly axed the film which was first confirmed by Lucasfilm during their presentation at the 2020 Disney Investor Day but it looks like the director could be facing more problems moving forward.
Fresh off the news surrounding the big-screen fate of Rogue Squadron, a new rumor suggests that Patty could be losing her position as director of the third Wonder Woman film. Geekosity's Mikey Sutton (via Syl Abdu) claims that Warner Bros. Discovery could be experiencing cold feet about rehiring Jenkins for the DC Extended Universe project.
Details about Jenkins potentially being replaced in Wonder Woman 3 weren't disclosed by the source but it's safe to assume that the critical and box office failure of Wonder Woman 1984 could have been a major factor. Of course, WB Discovery has yet to confirm anything but it's also worth noting that Gadot and Jenkins were previously announced for the project.
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The legitimacy of the rumor hasn't been confirmed as well so, of course, it's best to take everything you see online with a grain of salt unless the production company releases an official statement. It's no secret that Wonder Woman 3 failed to live up to the hype but Jenkins has stated in the past that it wasn't her fault and her behind-the-scenes issues with DC executives led to the film becoming a flop.
If you were to ask me, I'd definitely give her a chance to continue Diana Prince's DCEU story because we've proven in the original Wonder Woman film that she can craft a compelling superhero film.
Wonder Woman 3 is currently under development.