Gal Gadot, the iconic Wonder Woman of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), has been a symbol of empowerment and strength on and off the screen. From her modeling career to her Hollywood success, Gadot’s journey has been nothing short of remarkable. However, her recent experience with the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3 under James Gunn’s DCU leadership brought about unexpected emotions. In this article, we delve into Gadot’s reaction to the cancellation and her plans for the future, shedding light on her empowering perspective.
Relief Instead of Disappointment
Gadot’s collaboration with director Patty Jenkins in the Wonder Woman franchise had been met with critical acclaim and commercial success. The duo had been gearing up for a third installment after the triumph of “Wonder Woman” and “Wonder Woman 1984.” However, with the change in leadership at DC Studios, their plans were abruptly halted. While many might expect Gadot to be disappointed by the cancellation, she revealed a surprising sentiment – relief.
In an interview with Total Film magazine, Gadot expressed her contentment with the turn of events. She confessed that the cancellation allowed her to break free from the uncertainty of waiting for projects to happen, granting her a sense of empowerment. Gadot shared, “To me, starting and developing stories that I’m passionate about is an incredible thing. The fact that I don’t have to sit still at home and just wait for the next offer is something that makes me feel empowered. I enjoy doing it; it keeps me alive.”
A Glimpse into Her Future Plans
While Gadot may no longer be donning the Wonder Woman suit in the DCEU, she hinted at her desire to focus on her own projects in the future. While she remains interested in portraying compelling characters, the actress revealed her passion for storytelling from her own ideas. Gadot stated, “But the fact that I can go ahead and tell the stories that I’m passionate about – from ideas that I conceived, or from ideas that I find fascinating from people that want to partner with us… it’s an incredible thing.”
This shift towards creating and producing her projects has already started to take shape in her career. Gadot served as a producer in “Wonder Woman 1984” and her recent Netflix project, “Heart of Stone.” She is also set to take on the role of the Evil Queen in Marc Webb’s adaptation of “Snow White.” These endeavors showcase her commitment to storytelling and her desire to be an active participant in the creative process.
The Unexpected Continuation of Wonder Woman
Despite the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3 and the departure of key figures like Patty Jenkins from the DCEU, a surprising development emerged. Recent reports suggest that James Gunn and DC Studios have retained Gal Gadot in the role of Wonder Woman, albeit in a new context within the DCU. This decision has raised eyebrows, especially considering the studio’s separation from Henry Cavill (Superman) and Ben Affleck (Batman).
Gal Gadot herself confirmed this intriguing news in an interview with Flaunt magazine. She revealed that she had met with James Gunn and Peter Safran, who assured her of her continued involvement in the Wonder Woman franchise within the DCU. She shared, “I was invited to a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and what they told me, and I’m quoting: ‘You’re in the best hands. We’re going to develop Wonder Woman 3 with you. [We] love you as Wonder Woman—you’ve got nothing to worry about.’ So time will tell.”
While Gadot may have inadvertently referred to the film as “Wonder Woman 3,” it’s essential to note that the project represents a new iteration of the beloved character. As of now, the only confirmed Wonder Woman project in the DCU’s first chapter, titled “Gods and Monsters,” is the series “Paradise Lost.” This series promises to explore the rich history of Themyscira, the birthplace of Diana Prince, and promises a fresh perspective on the Amazonian warrior.
Gal Gadot’s journey as Wonder Woman continues to evolve, presenting unexpected twists and turns. Her empowering reaction to the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3 demonstrates her resilience and determination to take control of her career. As she explores new avenues in storytelling and production, fans can look forward to seeing her in the role of Wonder Woman within the revitalized DCU, ensuring that her legacy as the iconic Amazonian warrior endures.