DC is experiencing a major shakeup under the helm of new co-heads, James Gunn and Peter Safran, and this will reflect on the future of many highly-anticipated projects. Wonder Woman 3 is the first upcoming DC film to get the boot under the new DC administration.
This cancelation comes as quite a shocker because it comes only a day after the titular star Gal Gadot shared a hopeful tweet about the future of the Wonder Woman franchise. She concluded her tweet by writing, “can’t wait to share her next chapter with you”, but it quickly turned out we won’t be getting a new chapter of Diana Prince’s story.
This decision caused so much confusion that Gunn couldn’t help but react, saying he and Safran were aware they were coming into a fractious environment when they agreed to take over DC Studios.
“We know we are not going to make every single person happy every step of the way, but we can promise everything we do is done in the service of the STORY & in the service of the DC CHARACTERS we know you cherish and we have cherished our whole lives,” wrote Gunn on Twitter.
Wonder Woman and its sequel Wonder Woman 1984 were both directed by Patty Jenkins, with Gal Gadot in the lead role, jointly grossing almost $1 billion worldwide.