Ana de Armas, the Cuban-born actress, has recently addressed the rumors circulating on the internet that she might replace Gal Gadot as the new Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Fans were eagerly anticipating the upcoming third installment of the Wonder Woman franchise but were left disappointed when director Patty Jenkins decided to walk away from the project. With the fate of the franchise up in the air, rumors began to surface that Ana de Armas might take up the mantle of the iconic superheroine. In a recent interview, the actress broke her silence on the speculation and gave her thoughts on the matter.
Ana de Armas addresses Wonder Woman rumors
In the Wired Auto Complete Interview, Ana de Armas was asked if she was set to take over the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming DCEU movies, following speculation that Patty Jenkins’ departure from the franchise had led to the search for a new lead. De Armas quickly put the rumors to rest, expressing her support for Gal Gadot to continue portraying the iconic superheroine. “Well, I feel like Gal Gadot is doing a great job, so, you know, I think she should keep doing that,” Ana de Armas said.
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De Armas’ response comes as a relief to Wonder Woman fans who were curious about the fate of the character following Jenkins’ exit from the franchise. Despite rumors suggesting that Ana de Armas could be in the running for the role, it appears that Gadot will continue to don the mantle of the beloved Amazonian warrior. As the DCEU undergoes changes under the supervision of James Gunn and Peter Safran, it remains to be seen how the franchise will evolve, but for now, Gadot is set to lead the charge as Wonder Woman.
Patty Jenkins clarifies departure from ‘Wonder Woman 3’
After the rumors about Ana de Armas replacing Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman surfaced, fans were left with a question mark about the future of the franchise. However, the plot thickened when it was reported that Patty Jenkins, who directed the first two films, had left the third movie. In a lengthy statement posted on Twitter, Jenkins set the record straight, stating that she had not walked away from the project.
Jenkins clarified that she had left another project, “Rogue Squadron,” to focus on “Wonder Woman 3.” She explained that when it became clear that “Rogue Squadron” wouldn’t happen soon enough, she stepped away, but Lucasfilm had asked her to consider coming back after “Wonder Woman 3.” She said that she was still on the project and that it had been in active development ever since, but she didn’t know if it would happen or not. Jenkins ended her statement by stating that she did not want what had been a beautiful journey with “Wonder Woman” to end on a negative note and wished the franchise an amazing future ahead.
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Jenkins’ statement should come as a relief to fans who were worried that she had left the project due to creative differences or other issues. However, it also underscores the challenges that the franchise is facing as it moves forward. With Jenkins’ departure and the rumored departure of Gal Gadot, there are many questions about the future of the “Wonder Woman” franchise. Nevertheless, with James Gunn and Peter Safran tasked with reshaping the DC landscape, fans can hope that exciting new developments are on the horizon.
Gal Gadot’s future as Wonder Woman
As for Gal Gadot, the current Wonder Woman, her future in the role remains uncertain. Despite de Armas expressing her support for Gadot to keep the mantle, rumors have circulated that the actress may be replaced in the upcoming DCEU films. However, nothing has been confirmed by the studio or Gadot herself.
Gadot last portrayed the Amazon princess in 2020’s “Wonder Woman 1984”, which was directed by Patty Jenkins. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the announcement of the third installment in the Wonder Woman franchise, but with Jenkins’ departure and the ongoing changes in the DC landscape, it remains to be seen what direction the studio will take with the beloved character.
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In conclusion, while fans may have been excited at the prospect of Ana de Armas taking on the role of Wonder Woman, the actress has made it clear that she fully supports Gal Gadot in the role. With the upcoming DCEU films under the supervision of James Gunn and Peter Safran, it remains to be seen how Gadot’s character will develop in future films.
As for Patty Jenkins, she has put to rest any rumors of bad blood between her and the studio, emphasizing her love and honor for the character of Wonder Woman. While it’s unclear if and when “Wonder Woman 3” will come to fruition, fans can look forward to the upcoming projects of both Jenkins and Gal Gadot. For now, it seems that the future of the beloved Amazonian warrior is in good hands.