Hollywood is general has a hideous record of giving major movies to female directors – even the first female Best Director Oscar winner, Kathryn Bigelow, didn’t find that success until she stepped away from Hollywood and went looking for films in the indie realm. Superhero movies are no exception, as while Thor: The Dark World was nearly helmed by Patty Jenkins, she was eventually replaced by a man, much to Natalie Portman’s annoyance.
However now it may finally happen, as Variety reports that Breaking Bad producer/director Michelle MacLaren is in talks to direct Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. As with many other directors who’ve been inducted into the world of Hollywood special effects tentpoles in the last couple of years, she’s also worked on Game Of Thrones.
There’s no news on the plot of the film, although Gal Gadot will play the role, with the character being introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Although there have been some suggestions the film will take us back to the characters origins, at the moment it’s impossible to say.
Assuming MacLaren gets the job, she’ll be shooting the movie next year, for release June 23rd, 2017.