DC Abandoning Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman for Future Movie Slate (Report)

By Richard Nebens Posted:
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman with DC Superheroes in background

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman appears to have seen her final days as part of the DC Universe (DCU) as the franchise looks ahead to an incoming reboot.

Gadot has served as one of the pillars of the DCU since first suiting up as Diana Prince in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, bringing Wonder Woman to life on the big screen for the first time. Since then, she’s starred in two Wonder Woman solo movies and both the theatrical and director’s cut of Justice League, although she's now watching as the franchise goes through some major adjustments under new leadership.

New DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran are set to unveil their new slate of movies for the DCU in the next few weeks, with many wondering which heroes will be featured in this new take on the DC story.

But as questions begin to surface about who will be featured in these new movies, it appears that Gadot may not be one of the stars set to continue into the future.

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Comes to an End

Wonder Woman, Justice League

A new report from Variety indicated that Warner Bros. is moving away from Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman for its new slate of movies.

DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran are expected to reveal their "three-year interconnected vision" for their new cinematic universe soon, although the report noted that Gadot's Diana Prince won't be part of their planned slate.

It didn't note whether the new DCU would include a new Wonder Woman or if the character herself wouldn't be included at all.

Will Wonder Woman Be Used in New DC Slate?

Gunn and Safran have already made some drastic changes to the plan for the DC Universe upon starting their tenure, already indicating that big characters will be recast with new stars in the coming years. And while it may not include a full and complete reboot of everything that came before it, this seems to be another indication that a new Wonder Woman will be used once the time comes to revisit the heroine.

As part of the changeover from old management, Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 3 was already taken off the production schedule along with everything that was previously in development before Gunn and Safran joined the franchise. Whether this means that Gadot's time as Wonder Woman is done for now or for good is still unknown, especially with no signs pointing to who will actually star in this new slate.

Should this be the end for Gadot in the DCU, there is no shortage of work for the Israeli star as she's already set to appear in Disney's upcoming Snow White reboot along with her upcoming surprise role in Fast X

James Gunn and Peter Safran will reveal their new plans for the DC Universe sometime in January. All of Gal Gadot's appearances as Wonder Woman in the DCU are streaming on HBO Max.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.