Patty Jenkins Confirms She’s Left WONDER WOMAN Behind “For The Time Being… Easily Forever”

Despite WW84‘s less than stellar reception, director Patty Jenkins was all set to return to helm a third movie, and had reportedly completed her script. Things changed when (or before, depending on who you believe) James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as co-heads of DC Studios, and the threequel was shelved.

According to one report, the initial plan was to move forward with the project under the DCU banner, but it was actually Jenkins who decided to walk away after “receiving notes on the treatment she submitted to the studio.” It seems WB higher-ups weren’t completely sold on her pitch, which was said to contain “character arc problems which rivalled that of Wonder Woman 1984.”

Jenkins took to social media to refute this shortly after.

“I never walked away,” Jenkins Tweeted at the time. “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.”

Diana actress Gal Gadot would later claim that a version of Wonder Woman 3 was moving forward, which led to rumors that Jenkins may have resolved her differences with the studio and returned to the fold.

“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 last year. “They said, ‘You’re in the best hands, you’ve got nothing to worry about.’ Time will tell.”

However, Jenkins has now made it clear that her WW journey is over “for the time being, easily forever.”

“They aren’t interested in doing any Wonder Woman for the time being,” she tells the Talking Pictures podcast. “It’s not an easy task, with what’s going on with DC. James Gunn and Peter Safran have to follow their own heart into their own plans. I don’t know what they are planning on doing or why, so I have sympathy for what a big job it is and they have to follow their heart and do what they’ve got planned.”

There are no current plans (as far as we know, at least) for any incarnation of Wonder Woman in the first chapter of the DCU slate, “Gods and Monsters,” but a Max TV series titled Paradise Lost is in development that will focus on “a Game of Thrones-type story about Themyscira.”