New rumors have begun to come out about the canceled Wonder Woman 3 project developed by Patty Jenkins for DC Studios. According to a reliable insider, the film would have featured Ben Affleck’s Batman.
Despite her first film being one of the most well-received projects in the DC Universe, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 was ultimately scrapped when James Gunn and Peter Safran took over DC Studios. While details about the project have been kept close to the chest, Hollywood insider CanWeGetSomeToast claims it would have taken place in the present day and featured Ben Affleck’s Batman.
Ben Affleck’s Batman being included in Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman 3 doesn’t come as much of a shock considering the time during which it was being developed. Before James Gunn and Peter Safran took the reigns, DC Studios was torn on whether they were going to keep Affleck as Batman or have Michael Keaton take over the role after The Flash. In the end, it seems neither ended up coming to fruition, but it is certainly interesting to hear what could have been.
The future of the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, and Blue Beetle have all been released following the announcement of the new DC Universe, with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom still slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
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