It seems that it was Patty Jenkins that made the decision to walk away from Wonder Woman 3, and not one made by the studio.
It has been a wild week for DC films. From Dwayne Johnson trying to argue that Black Adam is turning a profit, to a report that Patty Jenkins had left Wonder Woman 3. The original report indicated that Warner Bros. had made the decision to not move forward with the film, but new information is shedding a different light on the situation.
According to a new report from The Wrap, Jenkins turned in her latest draft of Wonder Woman 3 last week. Warner Bros. Film Group Co-Chairpersons and CEOs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy reportedly did not feel the story worked and reached out to Jenkins to see if she would be interested in pitching a different direction for the film.
According to one source that spoke with The Wrap, Jenkins let them “know that they were wrong, that they didn’t understand her, didn’t understand the character, didn’t understand character arcs and didn’t understand what Jenkins was trying to do.” She then reportedly ended her email to De Luca with a link to the Wikipedia entry for “character arc.”
The original report said that James Gunn and Peter Safran were involved in the decision. Sources are now saying they read the treatment and weren’t partial to it, but Wonder Woman 3 did not fall under their purview as it was considered an ‘ongoing enterprise’ that predated them.
As it stands right now, Jenkins is out of the production, but Gal Gadot is still attached to the character. If she is interested in doing a third film without Jenkins, however, remains to be seen.