James Gunn clarifies that Gal Gadot was not ‘booted’ from the Wonder Woman role

James Gunn clarifies that Gal Gadot was not ‘booted’ from the Wonder Woman role

Updated on December 21, 2022 19:00 PM by Laura Mendes

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According to James Gunn, the newly appointed decision-maker for DC Studios, Gal Gadot is still playing the part of Wonder Woman.

Updates on some of Gunn and producer Peter Safran's changes for the future of the comic book franchises were released this month, following their appointment as DC Studios' new co-CEOs in October. There were speculations that Wonder Woman 3, the intended conclusion to her independent trilogy, was scrapped in addition to the announcement that Gadot's Justice League co-star Henry Cavill is no longer playing Superman.

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On Monday, Gunn, 56, responded to someone who said he and Safran made "the move to boot Cavill and Gadot" and that this "doesn't inspire confidence" in the future of the DC Universe.

I'm not sure where you're getting that we "booted" Gal, Gunn wrote.

The request for comment from news sources was not immediately answered by a Gadot representative.

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Gadot, 37, posted on social media that she "can't wait to share her next chapter" of the character with fans a few days before rumors of Wonder Woman 3's uncertain future surfaced. Added, "More than anything, I'm grateful to YOU for giving me the chance to play such an amazing, well-known role. the admirers The most incredible, kind, and kind supporters ever. I continue to pinch myself in hopes of waking up."

Gunn earlier tweeted that "part of it is real, some of it is half-true, some of it is not true, and some of it we haven't decided if it's true or not" in response to rumors surrounding the status of the Wonder Woman movie franchise. Several media reports said that the new bosses rejected a script treatment by Patty Jenkins, the filmmaker of the previous two Wonder Woman movies.

When Jenkins, 51, finally addressed the reports, she made it clear that she "never walked away" from the undertaking and that she was "open to contemplating whatever asked of me."

Added her, "I don't want my time with WW to end on a disappointing note after what has been a wonderful trip. It has been an absolute pleasure and an honor for me to have contributed to the last two Wonder Woman movies. She has a remarkable personality. One becomes a better person every day by adhering to her values. With or without me, I wish her and her legacy nothing but the best."

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As they create the DC Universe, Gunn stated in a statement this week that he and Safran "were aware" that there would be "a certain number of folks online that may be, well, raucous & unpleasant, to say the least."

"Based on what we think is best for the narrative and best for the DC characters, who have been around for almost 85 years, we made our decisions for the DCU. These decisions are done with sincerity, integrity, and always with the plot in mind, therefore they may or may not be excellent "The Guardians of the Galaxy films for Marvel Studios and The Suicide Squad for DC were both directed by Gunn.

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"To be honest, we've experienced far worse. Nobody likes to be bothered or called names. Disrespectful protest won't ever, ever influence what we do " he added. "When we accepted this job, we were aware that there would be a period of turmoil. We also understood that, given the acrimonious character of what lay before us, we would occasionally have to make difficult and unconventional decisions. However, this is nothing to us in comparison to the work we do as artists and stewards in ensuring DC has a bright and exciting future."

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