Variety reports that Michelle MacLaren has backed out of directing Warner Bros/DC Entertainment's "Wonder Woman" solo movie.
In a statement, the studio says: "Given creative differences, Warner
Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans
to develop and direct 'Wonder Woman' together."
MacLaren has helmed episodes of "Breaking Bad" "The Walking Dead" "The Leftovers" and "Hell on Wheels". MacLaren came out ahead of two names- "Homeland" co-executive producer Lesli Linka Glatter and " The Babadook" helmer Jennifer Kent.
Names like Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Catherine Hardwicke ("Twilight"), Mimi Leder ("Deep Impact"), Karyn Kusama ("Aeon Flux") Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe") and Tricia Brock ("The Walking Dead") were also on the shortlist of potentials. No word yet if any one of the runners-up or someone new will take over,
"Fast Five" star Gal Gadot's playing Wonder Woman in the pic. The character was created by William Moulton Marston,
(aka 'Charles Moulton') who saw the educational potential of comic
books and in 1941 was hired as a consultant for National
Periodicals/All-Winner Comics which later became DC
Jason Fuchs penned the screenplay.
Bleeding Cool suggests that pic will be set in the 1920s, making it a prequel to Zack Snyder's upcoming superhero team-up film called "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They add that the sequel to this film would be set during World War II and that she wouldn’t reunite with the Justice League until a third movie.
Charles Roven Richard Suckle. Zack and Deborah Snyder. are producing the film Production was said to be begin this Fall according to Deadline--to meet a June 23rd 2017 release. No word yet whether the film will be delayed