Warner Brothers is still, in most people’s minds, struggling to realize a DC movie-verse as successful as Marvel’s CU. Now, they have hit a major stumbling block.
“Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together,” announced the studio.
Not much else has come to light about what has led to this split, though many fans are disappointed nonetheless. Having an established female director helm the live action cinematic debut of the most famous female superhero would be a major gain for progressive diversity in the superhero genre.
There’s no denying MacLaren was qualified either, with live action TV directorial experience for Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and, most recently, Better Call Saul.
Will Warner Brothers seek out another female director for the Wonder Woman movie? I suppose it wouldn’t be fair to preemptively close the door off to perspective male directors, either, if one does come along with a vision Warner Brothers agrees with. But still, MacLaren would have been nice.
The Wonder Woman movie is still expected in theaters 2017.