If plan A is not working, there’s always a plan B, or even a plan C.
It looks like Warner Bros. managed to save themselves from some troubles as The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that director Patty Jenkins has closed a deal to take the helm of the “Wonder Woman” solo movie. The announcement came after director Michelle MacLaren announced her departure from the movie due to creative differences.
Jenkins was previously attached to direct Marvel’s 2013 superhero film, “Thor 2”. She would’ve been the first female director to helm a Marvel movie, but creative differences were cited as the reasons for her departure.
The director is best known for her work on “Monster”, a crime drama film which starred Charlize Theron as serial killer Aileen Wuornos. The movie marked her directorial debut and it won Theron the “Best Actress” award at the Oscars. She earned various award nominations for directing the pilot episode of AMC’s “The Killing”. Given the nature of her directing style, Screen Rant believed that because her plan to develop a “Thor” movie was probably “too thematically dark and possibly gritty for Marvel studio executives’ tastes”.
But that didn’t matter for Warner Bros as she has now become the first female director to helm a DC Comics superhero film.
The studio is moving at the speed of “The Flash” on this project as the movie is slated for release in 2017, with Gal Gadot attached to star. No further details were announced yet, but Angelina Jolie was previously rumoured to direct the film. Jolie is currently under consideration to direct Marvel’s “Captain Marvel“.
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