Since the revelation that Warner Bros. is planning to work on Wonder Woman, a film based on the DC comics of the same name, we've all wondered who would take up the directing role. As it stands right now, it appears that the position has been filled, and by a woman no less.
Michelle MacLaren, who directed several episodes of prominent TV shows such as Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad, is rumored to become the director of Wonder Woman. We understand that MacLaren will work with the film's writers to bring the DC heroine to life on the big screen.
The Hollywood Reporter says MacLaren had long been a top choice for Warner Bros. since August due to her success on TV. Things evidently began to work out in her favor after Warner Bros. announced the Wonder Woman project to the public.
The publication also reported that there was strong pressure from within Warner Bros. to hire a female director, which is mainly because the studio wants to associate Wonder Woman with the empowerment of women in the world. However, it was difficult since not many female directors have been involved in action-adventure films of this magnitude.
This is going to be a big test for MacLaren, not only because she'll be working on the first Wonder Woman movie, but also because of the pressure that is associated with it. The movie has to succeed because Warner Bros. wants a piece of what Marvel is having. Is she completely ready to take on this job of bringing DC's most iconic female hero to life? We shall see in the coming years as Warner Bros. fleshes out the DC Cinematic Universe.
Warner Bros. and DC have long wanted to create a Wonder Woman movie, but things just did not work out. There were even plans to bring forth a TV show based on the Amazonian princess.
Right now, this is Warner Bros' big chance, but due to the poor reviews of Man of Steel, the DC Cinematic Universe is currently on shaky ground. Everything now rests in the hands of Zack Snyder and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. If this movie fails, then problems will undoubtedly arise.