Wonder Woman 3 reportedly cancelled, new Superman under threat

Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984
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It sounds as thought Warner Bros is pulling the plug on Wonder Woman 3 – and that Henry Cavill’s Superman return is under threat too.

The future of Warner Bros’ line of films based on the DC superhero comics has been a subject of interest for a while now. With a new creative team heading up the newly-minted DC Studios division in the form of James Gunn and Peter Safran, lots of eyeballs have been pointed in their direction as we wait to see how they plan to rebuild a franchise that has largely failed to live up to its narrative and economic potential over the course of the last decade.

With Gunn and Safran rumoured to be sitting down with Warners’ top brass next week to reveal their plans, we can expect some information to start heading our way in the coming weeks through channels both official and unofficial. It’s the latter that brings us a report today, courtesy of Deadline which claims that an early casualty of the new DC Studios regime is Patty Jenkins’ planned Wonder Woman 3. 

According to the report, Jenkins has handed in a script for the project but for whatever reason, has been told that the project won’t be moving forwards.

Whilst this isn’t yet confirmed news, coming from a source that is right more often than not it naturally has many outlets pondering what this might mean for the wider DC Universe. Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is one of the remaining characters from Zack Snyder’s ‘Snyderverse’ films. Should the rumours prove to be true, it throws into doubt the future of all of those characters, not least Henry Cavill’s Superman, just as the actor has been talking up a return to the role amid reports that Warner Bros were actively developing a sequel to 2013’s Man Of Steel. 

Should the report prove to be accurate, it’s hard not to feel for Parry Jenkins who has stepped back from directing other huge projects such as Cleopatra and Rogue Squadron to instead focus on Wonder Woman 3. It’s pretty certain that greater foresight on the part of the studio would have been appreciated by Jenkins, along with other creatives who have spent time developing a film which may now never happen.

Of course, all of this is unconfirmed but we seem to be edging closer to a point where more concrete information will soon be arriving. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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