Monster’s Patty Jenkins Set as Wonder Woman Director

Warner Bros. Pictures has wasted no time in finding a new Wonder Woman director. Just two days after word broke that formerly attached “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” director Michelle MacLaren had exited the project over “creative differences,” The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Monster‘s Patty Jenkins will be taking the director’s chair on the DC Comics feature. Jenkins’ name is already well-known to superhero film aficionados, as she was, at one point, attached to Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World. She left that project, also due to “creative differences,” and was replaced by Alan Taylor.

Gal Gadot remains attached to 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 on 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.

Jenkins’ other credits include episodes of “Entourage,” “Arrested Development” and “The Killing.”

Charles Roven and Zack and Deborah Snyder are attached to produce Wonder Woman.

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