Patty Jenkins to direct Wonder Woman movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 April 2015
Patty Jenkins

Patty Jenkins

The new 'Wonder Woman' is to be directed by Patty Jenkins, according to The Wrap

Patty Jenkins has replaced Michelle MacLaren as the director of 'Wonder Woman'.

The 43-year-old director - who helmed 'Monster', the 2003 crime drama film about serial killer Aileen Wuornos - has been handed the coveted role shortly after it was revealed that Michelle had walked away from the project because of creative differences.

A statement released earlier this week explained: "Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together."

The studio refused to offer any further details about the specifics of the disagreements and Michelle has, according to The Wrap, already been replaced by Patty.

Meanwhile, Gal Gadot - who's set to appear in upcoming blockbuster 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' - recently dismissed claims she doesn't have the appropriate build to play the role of Wonder Woman.

She said: "Well, they said that I was too skinny and my boobs were too small. I'm really lucky nothing in my life was instantaneous. When I was younger I would take criticism really hard. But now it mostly amuses me.

"The true Amazons had one boob so it wouldn't bother them in their archery. So it's not going to be like I'm a real Amazon. We always try to make everyone happy but we can't."

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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