Last December, director Patty Jenkins revealed she was no longer developing a third Wonder Woman movie for DC Studios. That was just one of the many big changes to take place under new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran. They’re overseeing the franchise’s transition from the DCEU to the DCU. That switch will include new actors in some major roles, including for both Superman and Batman. But in news that will delight fans of the previous Diana Prince, it looks like they might be keeping her around. Gal Gadot says Gunn and Safran informed her they’re developing a Wonder Woman 3 movie starring her as Themyscira’s greatest hero.
Gadot shared some big news while speaking to ComicBook.com‘s Chris Killian about her new Netflix film Heart of Stone. (The interview took place prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike.) Gadot’s announcement could have huge ramifications for the DCU. She said, “I love portraying Wonder Woman. It’s so close to and dear to my heart.” That’s not news, but what came next certainly is. Gadot added, “From what I heard from James and from Peter is that we’re gonna develop a Wonder Woman 3 together.”
Obviously “hearing” something about a possible Wonder Woman 3 movie is far from a guarantee the film will happen. But the mere fact Gunn and Safran spoke to Gadot about reprising the role provides meaningful insight into their potential plans for the franchise. Jason Momoa already seems poised to stay on as Aquaman. Gadot would mark the second big holdover superhero to join him. (Any guesses as to what will happen to Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen are just that, guesses.) Gunn has also confirmed Blue Beetle will be the “first” DCU hero, even if his upcoming film is not the first DCU movie.
Will Gadot’s Wonder Woman ultimately join him in the DCU? We don’t know and she probably doesn’t either. Gunn and Safran themselves might not. But if she shows up Blue Beetle, same as she did in The Flash, then we can probably start speculating as to what her third film will be about.