Variety is reporting that executive producer and director Michelle MacLaren is in talks to direct the upcoming Wonder Woman film adaptation. It has been strongly rumored that Warner Bros wants a female director to helm the movie adaptation of arguably the biggest female superhero, and Michelle MacLaren would certainly fit the bill.
MacLaren has done directing work on three little shows called Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones among others – as well as been the executive producer on Breaking Bad for four years. These were not just small filler episodes either, she directed one of the best Game of Thrones episodes (The Bear In The Maiden Fair) that contained a major plot point and was just a very well-done episode. Her other Game of Thrones episodes also contained big influences from the shows female leads. It is another reason to believe that this would be a good director to finally bring the embattled Wonder Woman franchise to the big screen for the first time after years of failed attempts. The last of which being a Joss Whedon directed version that ultimate fell apart in 2007.
This would be MacLarens first shot at directing a feature-length film, all her previous work having been on television.
Wonder Woman is schedule to be released in 2017, one year after star Gal Gadot will make her debut as the Amazonian superhero in Batman vs Superman in 2016.Source: Variety
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