Michelle MacLaren is out of the director’s chair, parting ways with Wonder Woman due to “creative differences” with Warner Bros. The studio has now tapped Patty Jenkins to direct the superhero film, which will be the first major cinematic adventure for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman (she’ll make a cameo appearance in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice next March).

Jenkins, who was set to direct Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World before also bowing out due to creative differences, has closed a deal with Warner Bros., who were quick in trying to secure another director for the film after MacLaren’s departure. Eager to get this film into production and make it happen without any more bumps in the road, Warner Bros. is still moving forward with their schedule to begin shooting Wonder Woman this fall.

Jenkins’s debut film was 2003’s Monster, which earned Charlize Theron an Oscar. She’s also a TV director and will be the first female director for a superhero film. Wonder Woman is slated for 2017.

This story was originally reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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