by Justin Cook
Following Michelle MacLaren’s departure from DC’s Wonder Woman, the film has found a new director in Patty Jenkins.
Jenkins has officially closed a deal with Warner Bros. to helm the upcoming superhero film, which will star Gal Gadot as the title character.
Jenkins and MacLaren have a lot in common, as they both have worked as a director on multiple popular TV shows. While MacLaren has worked on Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul, Jenkins has worked on Entourage, The Killing and Arrested Development. In 2011, Jenkins even earned an Emmy nomination for her work on The Killing.
Unlike MacLaren, Wonder Woman will not be Jenkins’ feature film debut. She helmed 2003’s Monster, a film that won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Charlize Theron. Jenkins also wrote that film as well.
At one point, Jenkins was even a frontrunner to direct Thor 2 at Marvel Studios, but those plans fell through. Alan Taylor ended up directing the Thor: The Dark World in 2013.
This news means that Jenkins will be the first female director to helm a film in DC Cinematic Universe.
On top of the solo Wonder Woman film, the character of Wonder Woman will be showing up in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League Part One and Justice League Part Two.
Wonder Woman will be released on June 23, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter