It was so exciting to hear that Michelle MacLaren, an award-winning TV director and producer on shows such as Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and The X-Files, was set to make her directorial feature film debut with Wonder Woman, which will star Gal Gadot. Exciting because there would have been a female director taking on a female-centric superhero movie, which is like finding a rare coin in a stack of coins in Hollywood.
Wonder Woman, also known as Diana of Themyscira, is one of the first female superheroes (or goddess, if you prefer) to make her way into the superhero movie realm that has been dominated by males for years. And who better than MacLaren to do that? The project has been in the pipeline for years and is now unfortunately without a director again. Regardless of MacLaren exiting the project, the empty chair won’t stay that way for long, given the fact that the film will be coming in behind Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, which are both set for 2016 release dates.
Warner Bros. had this to say about MacLaren’s departure:
“Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together.”
Wonder Woman does not yet have a release date.