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Michelle MacLaren frontrunner to direct ‘Wonder Woman’

November 13th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Last month we learned that Warner Bros. Pictures were on the hunt for a female director to helm the big screen adaptation of Wonder Woman and news has just surfaced as to who the frontrunner is.

Variety have reported that Michelle MacLaren is in negotiations with Warner Bros Pictures to direct the movie, which is set for a July 23rd, 2017 release, with Charles Roven producing and Gal Gadot reprising her role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Zack Snyder is currently directing the Batman movie in which Gal Gadot will first appear as Wonder Woman. The release date for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is March 25th, 2016.

MacLaren has had some big TV gigs including directing episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and was also a director and producer on AMC’s hit drama Breaking Bad.

Katheryn Bigelow and Catherine Hardwicke were at one point attached to the project and Bigelow seemed like the most sensible of choices as she is a critically acclaimed director with a great repertoire of films on her CV. Hit the comments section to let us know what you think, peeps.

Source: ComingSoon, Variety

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.