Michelle MacLaren Frontrunner to Direct “Wonder Woman” Film

by Justin Cook 

2017’s recently announced Wonder Woman film has possible found its director in Emmy-winner Michelle MacLaren.

Throughout her long career, MacLaren has worked as a director on some of the best TV dramas, including Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers and The X-Files. She has certainly proved herself as a talent behind the camera, and seems to be a perfect fit for the Wonder Woman film.

Wonder Woman is set to star Fast Five actress Gal Gadot as the warrior princess Diana Prince. Gadot will make her first appearance as the iconic character in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

MacLaren has never directed a feature-length movie before, or handled a project with a particularly large budget, but she does have a ton of experience as a director — helming episodes on over 15 separate TV shows.

Warner Bros. did not confirm or deny the story, but the studio had reportedly been looking for a female director to helm the film, especially considering that this will be one of the first superhero films to tell the story of a female superhero.

Last month, the Wonder Woman film was announced at an investors meeting held by Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, along with other DC superhero movies such as The Flash, Suicide Squad, Aquaman and much more.

The Dark Knight, American Hustle and Man of Steel producer Charles Roven will be producing the film.

Plot details on the film are still unknown at the moment, but one recent rumor likens the upcoming spinoff movie to Captain America: The First Avenger, in that it will be a period piece. The rumor also suggests that the film’s first half will take place on Paradise Island, while the second half will be set in the 1920s, a very interesting time in history for women.

Wonder Woman will be coming to theaters on June 23, 2017.

Source: Latino Review and The Wrap

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