Before Warner Bros. made plans to reboot (though soft relaunch might be more accurate) its DC Comics-based movie universe with the new DCU, Patty Jenkins was working on a follow-up to Wonder Woman 1984, but the project was scrapped after James Gunn and Peter Safran came on board as co-heads of the newly implemented DC Studios.
Jenkins has her own version of the story (more here), but at the time, the trades reported that her vision for a third Wonder Woman solo film simply didn't "gel" with what Gunn and Safran had in mind for the iconic Amazonian warrior.
We may never know what those plans entailed in full, but we might have a little more to go on thanks to CWGST.
According to the insider, Wonder Woman 3 was going to be set in the present day of the DCEU, after Justice League and Diana's cameo in The Flash. Other DC characters, including Ben Affleck’s Batman, were reportedly going to appear.
These are only rumored details, of course, but given the overall negative response to the '80s-set Wonder Woman sequel, taking the character back into a modern setting would make sense - as would bringing in some of her Justice League pals for support.
As for star Gal Gagot, the actress surprised us all earlier this year by revealing that, as far as she knew, James Gunn and Peter Safran were planning to develop a third Wonder Woman movie, with her back in the lead role.
"I had a meeting with (DC Studios CEOs) Peter Safran and James Gunn, and they both told me that they're going to develop a third Wonder Woman with me," the Heart of Stone star told USA Today. "They said, 'You're in the best hands, you've got nothing to worry about.' Time will tell."
A subsequent trade report refuted Gadot's comments, but there are still persistent rumors that she is indeed set to return as Diana in the DCU as a semi-rebooted version of the hero. Again, this wouldn't be particularly surprising, since Gunn recently appeared to confirm that he does intend to pick and choose which actors/characters he wants to keep on board.