Wonder Woman Director Responds to Rumors Surrounding Third Film’s Cancellation

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has addressed rumors surrounding the cancellation of production on a third film in the DC franchise, saying she “won’t allow the inaccuracies to continue.”

The American director, who helmed 2017’s Wonder Woman and its 2020 sequel, said she didn’t want the franchise’s “beautiful journey” to “land on a negative note”.

Reports that DC had canceled production on the film, which was to see Gal Gadot reprise her superhero role, surfaced earlier this week.

It comes as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who took the helm at DC, said his first month of restructuring the franchise had been “successful”, but that he and his team “don’t were just beginning their work.

In a lengthy statement on Twitter, Jenkins acknowledged that the franchise was “buried in change” and tough decisions needed to be made.

“When there was backlash about WWIII, the appealing false story that I killed him or left started to spread,” she wrote.

“That’s just not true. I never left. I was open to considering whatever was asked of me. I understood that there was nothing I could do to move anything forward at this time. -the.

Jenkins directed the 2017 Wonder Woman film and its 2020 sequel (Ian West/PA)

“DC is obviously buried in the changes they need to make, so I understand those decisions are tough right now.”

She added: “I don’t want what has been a great trip with WW to land on a negative note. I loved it and was so honored to be the person who got to do those last two Wonder Woman movies.

“She’s an incredible character. Living in and around her values ​​makes everyone a better person every day. I wish her and her legacy an incredible future, with or without me.

Jenkins went on to praise Gadot and actress Lynda Carter, who starred as Wonder Woman in the original 1975 series, describing her as “an absolute legend and a beacon of goodness and light.”

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Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot was set to reprise her superhero role in the franchise’s third installment (Jennifer Graylock/AP)

She also thanked Wonder Woman fans for their “love and support”, telling them they were “first and foremost on our minds every day we made the last two films”.

“Wonder Woman fans are often not the most visible in the media and online, but I want you to know that we have always seen and celebrated you and your importance.”

Jenkins rose to prominence with her 2003 film Monster, which won Charlize Theron the Best Actress Oscar.

She became the first female director of an American studio superhero film with the debut installment of Wonder Woman in 2017.

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