Published On: Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014

‘Wonder Woman’ gets Michelle MacLaren as a director

According to new reports Michelle MacLaren has officially signed with Warner Bros. to develop and direct the Wonder Woman feature film, which will star Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) in the title role.

Gal Gadot Wonder Woman concept art Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice photoPreviously rumored to be interested in the project, MacLaren carries with her an impressive list of credits that includes episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones and AMC’s The Walking Dead. MacLaren is best known for her having been a director and executive producer on the award-winning and groundbreaking TV show Breaking Bad.

MacLaren also directed and served as executive producer on multiple episodes of The X-Files.

There is no word yet on whether any of the myriad Wonder Woman scripts that have been commissioned by Warner Bros. over the last couple of years will be used or if MacLaren will work with a new writer or writing team to develop the film from the ground up.

This will mark the first time in a long while that a woman has had the opportunity to direct a mainstream comic book movie.

According to THR, “Sources say there was pressure from within to hire a woman for the job as the character has such a strong association with the notion of female empowerment.” In addition to MacLaren, “the studio did meet with several women directors, including Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Lesli Linka Glatter (Showtime’s Homeland).”

This will be the first solo outing for the super heroine in the new DC cinematic universe.

Wonder Woman will be introduced in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016 and then appear on November 10, 2017 in Justice League Part One.

Wonder Woman has a June 23, 2017 release date, and is being produced by Charles Roven (The Dark Night Rises), Zack Snyder, and Deborah Snyder (Man of Steel).

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