Launching with a Henry Cavill-less take on the Man of Steel in Superman: Legacy, Gunn’s plans promised a variety of new projects spanning both big and small screens and featuring a mix of well and lesser-known heroes and villains.
Read more: Everything we know about Superman: Legacy
However, at its core, the Guardians of the Galaxy helmer promised to take the studio’s “diamond characters — which is Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman — and… use them to prop up other characters that people don’t know.”
So far, we know that former Batman Ben Affleck won’t be returning to the Cowl for Gunn, and newcomer David Corenswet is inheriting Kal-El’s super-suit - but what about Queen of the Amazons? Here’s everything we know so far about what's happening with Wonder Woman 3…
Will there be a Woman Woman 3?
With Gunn’s DCEU still in the very early stages of its development, we don’t have any idea when Diana Prince will be back on our screens but it’s nothing personal. In fact, beyond Superman: Legacy, none of Gunn’s upcoming DC projects have release dates or ETAs. However, as his cinematic universe starts to unravel, we’re sure that’s bound to change soon.
As it stands, though, it's still unclear whether Gal Gadot will be included in the future plans of Gunn and his DCEU producing partner Peter Safran.
Having made the role of this iconic superhero her own in Patty Jenkins’ original 2017 Wonder Woman movie, Gadot returned for its 2020 sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, which was also directed by Jenkins.
Jenkins was on board to direct a third entry in the series before conversations with Warner Bros. ultimately fell apart shortly before the Gunn reshuffle. Despite this, Jenkins assured fans that she “never walked away” from the threequel, insisting that she “was open to considering anything asked of me.”
She continued, adding: “It was my understanding there was nothing I could do to move anything forward at this time. DC is obviously buried in changes they are having to make, so I understand these decisions are difficult right now.”
In between Wonder Woman’s primary movies, the character made guest spots in various other interlinked DC movies, including 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2017’s Justice League two-parter and the 2023 sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods, with her most recently appearing alongside Affleck’s Batman and Ezra Miller speedster in 2023’s The Flash.
Filmed before the Gunn shake-up, it was anyone’s guess as to what the future of Gadot’s Wonder Woman looked like - until the actor shed some new light on the situation during an interview with ComicBook.com.
Whilst promoting her new action movie Heart of Stone, Gadot assured fans that “I love portraying Wonder Woman. It’s so close and dear to my heart,” before revealing that “From what I heard from James and from Peter is that we’re gonna develop a Wonder Woman 3 together.”
This news was doubled down upon in a recent interview with Flaunt magazine in which Gadot said “I was invited to a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran… and what they told me, and I’m quoting: ‘You’re in the best hands. We’re going to develop Wonder Woman 3 with you. [We] love you as Wonder Woman— you’ve got nothing to worry about.’ So time will tell.”
However, just as soon as this news dropped we got word that Gadot’s third Wonder Woman movie perhaps wasn’t as much a part of Gunn’s new DCEU as she first thought. According to sources close to the situation who spoke to Variety, a third Wonder Woman movie is not in active development at DC Studios and both Gunn and Safran currently have no plans to add one in.
As it stands, the only Wonder Woman-related project that remains on the cards is Paradise Lost, a prequel series set years before the studio’s modern-day Wonder Woman movies. In addition, Variety also confirmed that it’s no guarantee that Gadot’s take on the character will continue amid their newly revised cinematic universe, which opens up the possibility of audiences meeting an all-new Diana Prince in the future.
What is the plot of Wonder Woman 3?
At the time of writing, no plot details for Wonder Woman 3 have been revealed or even rumoured just yet.
With Gunn hoping to differentiate his cinematic universe from what has come before, we don’t know how much of Wonder Woman’s previous storyline will successfully make the transition to his DCEU.
Check back soon though because as soon as we know more, you’ll find it here.
Is there a trailer for Wonder Woman 3?
No such luck. Gunn’s DCEU is still in the very early stages of its gestation so we likely have a long time to wait before we get to see any clips or trailers from a third Wonder Woman movie.
Wonder Woman 3 is currently in development.