“Wonder Woman” is one of the highly anticipated movies in the DC Comics‘ Cinematic Universe, as it focuses on the female superhero in the all-male superheroes team. The movie will boast a huge amount of female cast members and Warner Bros. chose a female director to helm the project.
However, director Michelle MacLaren announced that she has quit and will no longer be involved in the movie.
Maclaren has worked on many TV shows, such as “Breaking Bad“, “The Walking Dead“, and “Game of Thrones“. Thus, her announcement as the director came as no surprise. However, it seems like the difference of opinions has forced her to exit the production.
The studio released a statement stating:
Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together.
Warner Bros. did not elaborate further and a replacement has not been announced yet. Filming will start on September 2015, and it is expected to premiere in cinemas by 2017. Maclaren’s departure is not expected to delay the release of the film.
Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, and Charles Roven will continue to serve as the producers of the film while Gal Gadot will make her first appearance as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice“, which is slated to be released on 25th March 2016.
Maclaren’s next project is rumoured to be Marvel’s first female superhero solo film, “Captain Marvel”, which is expected to be in cinemas on 6th July 2018.
The full movie slate of the DC Cinematic Universe is as below:
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25, 2016
- Suicide Squad – August 5, 2016
- Wonder Woman – June 23, 2017
- Justice League Part One – November 17, 2017
- The Flash – March 23, 2018
- Aquaman – July 27, 2018
- Shazam – April 5, 2019
- Justice League Part Two – June 14, 2019
- Cyborg – April 3, 2020
- Green Lantern – June 19, 2020
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Source: The Wrap