Gal Gadot has finally addressed Wonder Woman 3’s cancelation, offering a surprisingly optimistic read on the matter. The proposed DCEU threequel was canned in December 2022, despite a reunion for Gadot and director Patty Jenkins being on the cards after 2020’s Wonder Woman 1984. That ended when Wonder Woman 3 was canceled in light of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s rebranding of the now-called DC Universe.
Speaking with Total Film (via Games Radar), Gadot is happy about her current situation despite the cancelation of Wonder Woman 3, explaining that she likes that she can pursue stories that she wants to tell on the screen instead of waiting for projects to come her way. For context, the actor is set to spearhead Netflix’s upcoming spy thriller Heart of Stone. Gadot said:
“To me, starting and developing stories that I’m passionate about is an incredible thing. The fact that I don’t have to sit still at home and just wait for the next offer is something that makes me feel empowered. I enjoy doing it, it keeps me alive.”
“I’m not only going to do my own projects, I’m going to work as an actress-for-hire still. But the fact that I can go ahead and tell the stories that I’m passionate about – from ideas that I conceived, or from ideas that I find fascinating from people that want to partner with us – it’s an incredible thing.”
“[It’s] something that I’m so grateful for and I am definitely going to continue that because it’s worth it. I’m very, very excited and humbly proud.”
While the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3 may have been disappointing, Gadot’s positive outlook and determination to pursue her own projects reflect her resilience as an actress and storyteller. By taking control of her creative destiny, she sets an inspiring example for others in the industry, encouraging them to follow their passions and actively shape their careers.
Gadot’s upcoming role in Netflix’s spy thriller Heart of Stone is just the beginning of her journey in telling stories that she finds captivating. As she continues to embark on this new chapter, her talent and creativity are sure to captivate audiences worldwide, solidifying her position as a versatile and empowered actress.
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