Patty Jenkins comments on Wonder Woman 3 axing | ‘I never walked away’

Director Patty Jenkins has now broken her silence on Wonder Woman 3 not moving forward at DC Studios as reported last week.

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Just last week, it was reported that DC Studios was not moving forward with Wonder Woman 3 at this time and director Patty Jenkins has now broken her silence on the matter. 

DC Studios seem to be in a state of flux. New co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran are making some considerable changes and Wonder Woman 3 was reported to not be moving forward at this time

Patty Jenkins, who directed the first two Wonder Woman films, was reportedly told that Wonder Woman 3 wasn’t a good fit for the studio’s new era. 

Jenkins has now posted a lengthy statement online, touching on the Wonder Woman 3 news as well as her exit from Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, which turns out, wasn’t true. 

“I’m not one to talk about private career matters, but I will not allow inaccuracies to continue,” begins her statement, posted on Twitter. 

The director first clarifies leaving Rogue Squadron after “it became clear it wouldn’t happen soon enough”. She was then brought back on and that project is still in development, but according to Jenkins, its future is undecided. 

“I don’t know whether it will happen or not. We never do until the development process is complete,” she writes. 

Commenting on the recent Wonder Woman news, Jenkins clarifies her stand: “I never walked away,” addressing rumours that she killed the project. 

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Wonder Woman 1984. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

“I was open to considering anything asked of me. 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.”

She goes on to praise actress Gal Gadot, calling her “the greatest gift I have received in this whole journey” as well as complimenting the fans of the films. 

James Gunn also commented on her post, stating there was no bad blood between them and no animosity in their talks. 

Star Wars fans will be delighted to hear Rogue Squadron is still in development. The film was originally slated for a 2023 release, but it’s safe to say that won’t happen. The plot is supposedly about a new generation of starfighter pilots earning their wings, so think Top Gun: Maverick but in space. 

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