Wonder Woman has finally found its director in Michelle MacLaren. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
For months, Warner Bros. (WB) has been in search for a female director to helm its female-led DC title "Wonder Woman." Finally, WB has found what they’ve been looking for in Michelle MacLaren. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Maclaren has signed up with WB to direct "Wonder Woman," working with as of yet unnamed writers to produce a script to take on one of DC’s iconic character, which will be played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will debut in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Gadot is also known for her role as Gisele Harabo in the "Fast and the Furious" film series.
Moreover, according to the reports, MacLaren had an “on-and-off-again dance” with WB who had also eyed other female directors meeting up with "Babadook" helmer, Jennifer Kent, and "Homeland" director and co-executive producer, Lesli Linka Glatter, among others. However, it seems that WB has opted to stick with MacLaren who was their first choice.
MacLaren is known for her astounding work on critically acclaimed series such as “The X-Files,” “The Walking Dead,” “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones.” MacLaren made her directorial debut on the Season 9 episode of "The X-Files," "John Doe." She was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards — one in 2010 for directing a Season 3 episode of "Breaking Bad" entitled "One Minute," one in 2013 for directing the Season 5 episode "Gliding Over All," and the other four in 2010, 2012-2014 for Outstanding Drama Series for "Breaking Bad," on which she served as an executive producer. Maclaren won back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for "Breaking Bad" in 2013 and 2014. MacLaren is set to direct Episode 2 of the upcoming "Breaking Bad" spin-off, “Better Call Saul.”
"Wonder Woman" will be the fourth installment in the DC-shared film universe and will be produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder. "Wonder Woman" will fly into the big screens on June 23, 2017.
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