The formation of DC Studios, which is being run by James Gunn and Peter Safran, has put the fate up any DC project that didn’t currently have the green light up in the air. It’s the two executives priorty to map out the future for the new studio and present it to their boss, Warner Bros. Discovery head David Zaslav, for the go ahead.
Gunn and Safran have the opportunity to mold the new DC Universe to their vision which will mean not everything that currently exists will fit.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first big casualty is Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman 3’. Jenkins had submitted the treatment for the film, which was co-written with Geoff Johns, but she has been told that it does not fit the studio’s plans. Jenkins had directed the previous two films, the first was a massive success but the second not so much.
While this doesn’t mean that we won’t see a third ‘Wonder Woman’ from Jenkins and star, Gal Gadot, it does mean their current version is dead in the water.
This could also be a sign that Gunn and Safran could be looking to start the DCU afresh once the existing slate of films has been released. ‘Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom’ is the last film to be produced under the old leadership and has a release date of 25th December, 2023.
Gunn and Safran’s road map is due to be pitched to Zaslav in the coming weeks but it is likely to be months before there are any solid announcements.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter