Charlize Theron NOT Joining ‘Wonder Woman 2,’ Despite Reports

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By Michael Lewittes |

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Charlize Theron is not joining the Wonder Woman sequel with Gal Gadot, nor did she confirm anything remotely resembling that, despite a slew of inaccurate reports. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this rumor. We’re told she’s “definitely not” going to be in what’s tentatively being dubbed Wonder Woman 2.

Theron, who stars in Atomic Blonde, was at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday for a panel called “Women Who Kick Ass.” Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins couldn’t be there in person, but she sent a note that was read aloud in which she praised Theron, the star of her 2003 movie Monster. Jenkins called Theron “hard, yet soft, tough, yet yielding,” before adding, “It was a wonderful and rare gift and I can’t wait to work with my friend again one day.” For her part, the South African actress offered, “We’re gonna do it,” and “I would love to work with her again.”

Never, however, did either woman say Theron would be joining the cast of the Wonder Woman sequel. And yet, places like HollywoodLife wrote, “Did Charlize Theron Just Confirm She’s Joining Gal Gadot In ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel?” Other outlets, including InStyle, Harpers Bazaar, and Refinery29 similarly ran headlines such as “Charlize Theron Just Hinted That She May Make an Appearance in the Wonder Woman Sequel”; “Did Charlize Theron Just Hint That She’d Like A Role In The ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel?”; and “Charlize Theron Hints At Possible Appearance In Wonder Woman Sequel.”

Fans would undoubtedly love to see two strong women like Theron and Gadot being paired on-screen, but it won’t be happening in the DC Comics sequel. Theron previously had to pass on a role in the first Woman Woman because of a scheduling conflict, but she’s not joining the next film in the franchise either. A rep for Theron exclusively tells Gossip Cop the actress is “definitively not” going to be in Wonder Woman 2.

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