LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 19: Patty Jenkins attends ELLE's 27th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration, presented by Ralph Lauren and Lexus, at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for ELLE)
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Patty Jenkins’ Departure From Wonder Woman 3 Sounds Rather Thorny
In the wake of the alleged cancellation of “Wonder Woman 3,” reports coming from DC Studios are much murkier than initially anticipated. According to The Wrap, the film’s cancellation isn’t a direct result of the studio or Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to end the project but instead a departure by director and co-writer Patty Jenkins.
Sources claim that Jenkins declined to rewrite her film treatment after giving it to DC Studios co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran and Warner Bros. executives Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy. Although all four suggested that the treatment needed edits, Gunn and Safran reportedly weren’t involved in the final decision — Jenkins stood firm on her vision and left the project.
There are various accounts of the events, with some claiming Jenkins didn’t want Gunn or Safran to have “a seat at the table” and that De Luca and Abdy “didn’t understand her” or Wonder Woman; Jenkins has a record of leaving projects due to creative differences. The film is still technically in development, but will remain in limbo until a new writer is brought on to rewrite the treatment.