Although she became officially attached to the DC Comics adaptation late last year, the news has just gone out that “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” director Michelle MacLaren has departed Wonder Woman as a director.
“Given creative differences,” reads the official statement from the studio, “Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct ‘Wonder Woman’ together.”
Gal Gadot remains attached headline Wonder Woman with the character planned to make her first cinematic appearance in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She may even make additional appearances across DC’s new cinematic universe before her solo film sees release on June 23, 2017. It’s pretty much a guarantee, too, that Wonder Woman is also going to play an important role in Justice League Part One, hitting theaters November 10, 2017.
Elsewhere in the big screen DC Universe, Scott Eastwood has joined the cast of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad in what is rumored to be the role of Steve Trevor. If accurate, those rumors suggest that Eastwood is likely to appear in Wonder Woman as well.
MacLaren’s directing credits include episodes of “Game of Thrones,” “The Leftovers” and “Better Call Saul.” She’s also well-known for serving as co-executive producer on the final two seasons of FOX’s “The X-Files.”
Charles Roven and Zack and Deborah Snyder are attached to produce Wonder Woman.
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