Wonder Woman Movie Gets New Director

Wonder Woman Movie Gets New Director

Warner Bros. has hired Monster-director Patty Jenkins to helm Wonder Woman.

Just a few days ago, Warner Bros' Wonder Woman took something a hit when it was announced that director Michelle MacLaren would be leaving its production due to "creative differences." The obvious question, at the time, was who the movie studio would find to replace her. Intent on wasting no time, Warner Bros. has apparently already selected her successor.

According to reports, MacLaren will be replaced as Wonder Woman's director by Patty Jenkins. Best known for her work on the biopic Monster, Jenkins was, at one point, actually hired to direct Marvel's Thor: The Dark World. Had she continued with the film she would have been the first female director of a Marvel movie. Unfortunately, much like MacLaren with Wonder Woman, she wound up leaving Thor 2 and was replaced by director Alan Taylor who saw the film to completion. Her departure, she indicated, was amicable.

In addition to suggesting that Warner Bros. seems fairly motivated to keep Wonder Woman on track, its selection of Jenkins would also seem to indicate that the company is sincere in its desire to make sure the movie is directed by a woman. The film itself will star actor Gal Gadot in its title role and is slated to hit theaters on June 23rd, 2017.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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I wish they just got Gareth Evans. Gareth Evans for everything.

What quickly resolved setback.
They decide faster on a new director than I do on what car to buy.

Ishigami:
What quickly resolved setback.
They decide faster on a new director than I do on what car to buy.

They almost certainly would have had a shortlist of backups if something happened to their first director. It's just smart risk management and in no way implies it was a hasty or shallow decision (if that's what you were alluding to with the car reference).

Congratulations, Patty Jenkins.

You're not the best person for the job, as they're only hiring people based on the chromosomes they were born with.

You're not the best woman for the job. She quit, apparently.

You're the second best woman they could get, who also could be announced within 24 hours.

My, this movie seems like a mess.

I wonder which "creative differences" caused Michelle MacLaren to quit.
And if Jenkins will also encounter those same problems.

They may run out of replacement directors if those differences are on a fundamental level.

StewShearer:
Best known for her work on the biopic Monster...

Well that's a good sign. One movie that looks like Oscar bait, two TV movies and six TV episodes.

The Lunatic:
Congratulations, Patty Jenkins.

You're not the best person for the job, as they're only hiring people based on the chromosomes they were born with.

You're not the best woman for the job. She quit, apparently.

You're the second best woman they could get, who also could be announced within 24 hours.

My, this movie seems like a mess.

Yeah...luckily I have zero expectations, only a silent hope that DC will know how to make Wonder Woman a hit. I'd like to see a successful female lead...but I'm not sure Gal Gadot will be it.

I still don't like that Gal Gadot, I really hope she gets to build some serious muscle when the movie starts production. Wonder Woman is like a female counterpart to Superman in many ways, and her physique display an almost god(dess) like power and strength. Gal Gadot on the other hand looks pretty meek"

I am also very worried about what "creative differences" means. it sounds more like a nervous studio that is not willing to try anything that is not in some way generic. It's great that they want to keep a female director, but when all the creative decisions are being made by WB execs it doesn't mean anything more than a PR stunt.

Will the new director give her outfit some color instead of having her look like Xena?

 

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