Michelle MacLaren lined up to direct Wonder Woman

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 November 2014
Michelle MacLaren

Mark Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Michelle MacLaren, Stewart Lyons and Vince Gilliga of 'Breaking Bad'

Award-winning director Michelle MacLaren is in discussions with Warner Bros. to direct the studio's first standalone 'Wonder Woman' movie, according to a report

Michelle MacLaren is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct the studio's first standalone 'Wonder Woman' movie.

The Canadian producer is best known for her work on the popular drama series 'Breaking Bad', which has become a worldwide hit, and she's now being lined up to helm the much-anticipated new film about the iconic superhero.

The award-winning director - who's also worked on other popular shows, including 'The Walking Dead' and HBO series 'Game of Thrones' - is thought to be the studio's preferred choice, although the studio says it "is not married to the idea of a female director" for the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Warner Bros. are also thought to have held discussions with Jennifer Kent, who directed 'The Babadook', and Lesli Linka Glatter of 'Homeland', but those talks are not thought to have related to 'Wonder Woman' specifically.

The character, played by Gal Gadot, will next appear on cinema screens in the eagerly-awaited 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', which will also feature Hollywood heavyweights like Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.

The film is set for release in 2016, while 'Wonder Woman' will be released on June 23, 2017.

Wonder Woman

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patty Jenkins
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright
  • UK release: 1 June 2017

Diana (Gadot) is a princess of the Amazons, who rescues WW1 pilot / secret agent interest Steve (Pine) and resolves to end the war. Stylish and exciting, with a top cast, touches of real humour and tragedy, and spiffing action sequences, anchored by a strong and highly likeable performance from Gadot.

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