A couple of days ago Michelle MacLaren backed out of directing Wonder Woman and it looked like once more the quest to have a major superhero movie directed by a woman would fail. However Warner/DC have moved quickly to replace her with Monster helmer Patty Jenkins, according to THR.
It’s not Jenkins first involvement with superheroes as at one point she was set to direct Thor: The Dark World, but left after a disagreement over the direction of the movie. However now it looks like she may enter the comic book realm after all.
Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman, and we’ll first get to see her in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The standalone Wonder Woman movie will arrive June 23rd, 2017 and is expected to shoot later this year (hence why Warner wanted to replace MacLaren so quickly).
Jenkins may end up not being the only female director in the superhero universe, as rumours suggest Angelina Jolie is being considered for Marvel’s Captain Marvel.