DC Studios CEO Addresses Claims That Gal Gadot Got Fired

By Klein Felt Updated:
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman

Newly-appointed DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn took to social media, responding to a fan who claimed Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot was fired from her DCU role. 

James Gunn has spent only a matter of months in his new role at DC Studios, but he's done plenty to shake things up alongside his executive partner Peter Safran

Ever since the pair took office, news of recasts, cancellations, and a potential new slate has been rampant. Most recently the duo sat down with Superman actor Henry Cavill to tell the actor that going forward "the character will not be played by him."

And at almost the same time news of a Wonder Woman 3 cancellation started to make its way online. This move has been said to have nothing to do with Gunn and Safran, as director Patty Jenkins exited the project, and star Gal Gadot remains in limbo. 

It is currently unknown if Gadot will be back, but many have speculated that she has been given the boot as well, something that Gunn recently addressed directly. 

James Gunn Sets the Record Straight

Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot

Despite rumors saying otherwise, DC Studios head James Gunn told fans on social media that his studio didn't fire Gal Gadot from the super-powered franchise. 

Replying to a fan on Instagram who said Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot was "booted" from the DCU, Gunn remarked:

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

James Gunn Gal Instagram

This is not the first time the director-turned-studio executive has clapped back at fans on social media, with him most recently debunking rumors that actors from The Suicide Squad would be recast as a part of the new DCU.

Will Gal Gadot Return as Wonder Woman?

James Gunn and Peter Safran have yet to 100% answer if, in fact, Gal Gadot is out as Wonder Woman at DC Studios, but they also have not come forth and said she has been let go either. 

The pair have been fairly front-facing when it comes to what they have planned for the next era of DC storytelling - they've said flat out that Henry Cavill would no longer be Superman and that it was "entirely untrue" that Robert Pattinson's Batman would be integrated into this greater shared DC world. So, one would think if Gadot was no longer going to be a part of the DCU, Gunn would say that. 

The silence is deafening. It has been reported that the new DC Studios brass, along with Warner Bros., "would like" to produce a third Wonder Woman film. It is just a matter of if Gadot feels comfortable doing it without Patty Jenkins, who directed the first two movies. 

But on the other side of the coin, there is also talk of Gadot's cameo in the upcoming Flash film being entirely stripped out, further playing into the uncertainty amongst fans about the actress' DC future. 

Right now there are a lot of questions about what/who is sticking around for the Gunn/Safran-era of DC Studios; however, with hints of announcements from the pair for early next year, it may not be long before audiences finally get answers. 

- About The Author: Klein Felt
Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.