‘Wonder Woman’ Gets Her Female Director!
DC continues to lead the superhero pack with diversity by signing Michelle MacLaren to helm Wonder Woman’s solo big screen debut!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, MacLaren and the unnamed writers will work together to create a script for the most famous female superhero’s 2017 film. Known for her work on Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead, MacLaren is clearly well-versed in geek-friendly and big-budget directing, albeit on the small screen. Though the search for a female director was well-publicized on the web, Hollywood realities were nonetheless still there: no contemporary superhero movie has been directed by a woman. Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World was nearly directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster) but she was forced out due to “creative differences,” as reported by Screen Rant, most likely because she wanted to do what Marvel recoils from and DC embraces: making a gritty, dark superhero movie.
Therefore, those in the industry held their breath until today’s announcement about MacLaren’s signing on and are quick to point out that like what happened to Jenkins before her, things can change. Nonetheless, this fangirl is excited to see a woman lead the way on Wonder Woman’s long-overdue solo screen debut, especially one who has clearly proved herself in this genre of television. Let’s hope the unnamed writers treat her with respect and badassery.
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