- Alexandra Daddario’s fan casting as Wonder Woman comes to life in stunning fan art, drawing inspiration from the comics.
- The possibility of Gal Gadot’s return as Wonder Woman in the DC Universe remains unlikely despite conflicting reports from Gal Gadot.
- The only confirmed Wonder Woman project in the DCU is Paradise Lost, which will likely serve as a prequel to another actor’s portrayal of the Amazon.
A popular DCU fan casting comes to life with Alexandra Daddario embodying Wonder Woman in a stunning piece of DC fan art. As the DC Universe takes shape with official castings such as David Corenswet as Superman and Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, expectations around new DC actors increase and bold fan castings arise. This is especially true in the case of Wonder Woman given the ambiguous status of Gal Gadot’s portrayal in the transition from DCEU to DCU.
One of the most popular actors to be proposed for the DCU’s Wonder Woman is Alexandra Daddario. Digital artist @jaxsonderr imagines what the Baywatch actor would look like in the role, clearly drawing inspiration from the suit Wonder Woman wears in the comics between the end of the New 52 era and the beginning of DC’s Rebirth relaunch. See the image below:
Is Gal Gadot Returning As Wonder Woman In the DC Universe?
There have been a few contradicting Wonder Woman 3 updates since the new DC Universe was first announced. First, Gal Gadot suggested that the project was in active development, but director Patty Jenkins soon explained that she was no longer working on Wonder Woman 3 despite her intention to complete the trilogy. Shortly after, Gal Gadot revealed that she had met with DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran to discuss Wonder Woman 3, where they allegedly concluded that Gadot would eventually return as Wonder Woman. However, other reports contradicted the star, saying that Wonder Woman 3 isn’t moving forward in any capacity.
The only confirmed DCU project related to Wonder Woman is Paradise Lost, first announced alongside the rest of DCU movies and shows that make up the franchise’s first chapter, “Gods and Monsters”. Paradise Lost will focus on Themyscira and the Amazons, presumably taking place before Diana Prince officially becomes Wonder Woman. Since Superman: Legacy and The Brave and the Bold are set to introduce brand-new versions of Superman and Batman, the DCU will likely cast a new actor as Wonder Woman as well. After all, the DCU seeks to start a new franchise from scratch, and all major connections to the DCEU will likely need to be dropped.
Henry Cavill confirmed his return as Superman after he reprised his role for Black Adam‘s post-credits scene, but Superman: Legacy‘s announcement contradicted the actor’s comments with the confirmation of a full reboot and a new actor. Similarly, Gal Gadot’s comments about an eventual Wonder Woman return may be outdated, and the casting process for a new Wonder Woman actor may remain on hold until Paradise Lost moves forward in development. Only then will new names enter the rumor mill and candidates like Alexandra Daddario will start to be considered.
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