Gal Gadot

Marvel Star Emma Stone Almost Made It as a DC Villain, Rejected $166M Movie Starring Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascal and Chris Pine

Emma Stone has been in show business for nearly two decades and is undoubtedly one of the best actresses in Hollywood to date. The Academy Award-winning actress had her breakthrough role in the 2010 teen romcom Easy A which won her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She has been a trailblazer ever since as she has given one phenomenal performance after another.

Emma Stone gained international recognition for starring in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise as the Marvel superhero Spider-Man aka Peter Parker’s lover. However, what might not be known to a lot of people is that she not only got a chance to star in a DC movie but also as a villain.

Emma Stone
Emma Stone

Emma Stone Almost Starred As A Villain In A DC Movie

The past decade saw superhero movies taking the world by storm as Marvel Studios and DC Studios keep using this interest of the public to their advantage as they keep creating spin-offs, and series, and even launching new superheroes every once in a while. In fact, at this point, it is hard to find actors who have not starred in a superhero movie at least once.

Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy

Emma Stone too had her shot at the superhero genre of movies with her securing the leading character role as Spider-Man’s love interest Gwen Stacy in 2012. Her performance in the movie was praiseworthy, and she went on to reprise that role in the sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In 2017, Stone was offered the role of Barbara Minerva aka Cheetah in Patty Jenkins’ 2020 DC movie Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot in the titular role.

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However, in February 2018, a senior Deadline film reporter Justin Kroll revealed that the Poor Things actress had turned down the role. Jenkins then cast Kristen Wiig as Cheetah which was not received all that well by both fans and critics. The movie itself got mixed reviews which resulted in the cancellation of a third Wonder Woman movie. Looking at how things have turned out, Emma Stone seems to have dodged a bullet.

Wonder Woman 3 Is Not Happening

A scene from Wonder Woman 1984
A scene from Wonder Woman 1984

Any projects that had not started production until DC Studios was taken over by Peter Safran and James Gunn were chopped out from DC’s future plans. Their decision resulted from numerous reasons such as the mess created by Snyderverse’s collapse and the poor reception of Wonder Woman 1984.

In a post on X in 2022, Wonder Woman‘s director Patty Jenkins clarified that it was not her decision to stop the development of a third installment of the movie. She wrote:

“I never walked away. 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.”

When Gunn and Safran took over the studio, Shazam! Fury of the GodsThe FlashBlue Beetle, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom were already in post-production so they did not have any option but to wait until these movies were released. Post the release of these movies, they are going to reboot the DCU.

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