Michelle MacLaren has signed on to develop and direct Wonder Woman for Warner Brothers. The director with episodes of Breaking Bad and Game Of Throne episodes to her resume will be making her feature film debut with the project and is the first female director of a comic book movie since Lexi Alexander helmed 2008’s Punisher: War Zone.
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that MacLaren will be working with as-yet-unnamed writers on developing a screenplay for the project which will be one of the major cornerstones of the studio’s plans to assemble a series of interconnected films based on the superheroes published by DC Comics in a manner similar to how Marvel Studios has managed their interconnected film franchise based on Marvel Comics properties.
Warners had been seriously searching for a director to handle the project since the summer, with MacLaren reportedly becoming the odds-on favorite in August. A few weeks ago, reports began to circulate that she had landed the job.
The film will star Gal Gadot, who will be debuting as the character in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Wonder Woman has a June 23, 2017 release date. Gadot will also be appearing in the two-part Justice League film that the studio has scheduled for released on November 10, 2017 and June 14, 2019.