In addition to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Wonder Woman 1984, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and The Flash, Gadot has a long list of other noteworthy roles in the DC Extended Universe. The postponement of Wonder Woman 3 and the debut of James Gunn’s new DC Universe seemed to dash hopes for Gadot’s return, which was originally planned as a trilogy.
However, the actress has recently inspired fresh hope for her future in the DC universe. The 38-year-old teased her future return as Wonder Woman during an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight at Netflix’s Tudum, saying, “Things are being worked behind the scenes, and once the right moment arrives, you’ll know about it.”
This declaration is a welcome change in tone from Gadot’s earlier comments regarding the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3 and her professional path, which gave the impression that she was content not to play the character again. After James Gunn said that Henry Cavill would not play Superman in the new DC Universe, rumours about Gadot leaving the DC Universe started to spread around the end of 2022.
This choice, which required making the hero younger, appeared to raise questions about the future of other DCEU actors, including Gadot. Additionally, the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3 and the revelation of Patty Jenkins’ departure from the project appeared to mark the end of Gadot’s time playing the Daughter of Themyscira. The ‘Red Notice’ actors’ performance of Wonder Woman in the last DCEU was exceptional, and her new optimism about perhaps playing the role again is both thrilling and sensible.
Given that certain performers from the DCEU have already announced that they will reprise their roles in Gunn’s DC Universe, it is not intended to be a total remake. Among them are John Cena as Peacemaker and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, who will star in her own Waller Max series. According to Gunn, Cena will segue into Peacemaker Season 2 after finishing Superman: Legacy.
Despite the uneven critical reception of Wonder Woman 1984, Gadot’s portrayal of Diana Prince in subsequent DC movies has rekindled interest in her standalone sequel. Although Wonder Woman may not have been included in Gunn’s early DC Universe ideas, this does not necessarily indicate that Gadot is being left out. The next Paradise Lost television series may actually establish the foundation for Wonder Woman’s destiny.
One of the complaints about Gadot’s Wonder Woman films was that they didn’t properly explore the character’s mythology; however, the planned Max prequel series may extend that part of the DC Universe, paving the way for Gadot to possibly reprise her role as Wonder Woman.