Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren is no longer attached to the project due to creative differences. The director came on board back in 2014 after it was reported that Warner Bros. was seeking a female director to bring the princess to life.
The big question right now is, why did she leave a project that could turn out be the big break she has always been looking for?
Well, The Hollywood Reporter claims it all comes down to creative differences, so it might appear Warner Bros. has taken a page out of Marvel's playbook.
"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 said in a statement.
Marvel parted ways with director Edgar Wright because of creative differences in Ant-Man, which is mainly because the studio wanted to keep its Cinematic Universe from getting out of control. The studio also parted ways with Patty Jenkins for Thor 2, which ultimately became known as Thor: The Dark World. Warner Bros. is known for giving directors more creative freedom, but might not want to go down this path with the DC Cinematic Multiverse. Then again, maybe the studio was not in agreement with the allegations that MacLaren wanted Wonder Woman to have a sidekick talking tiger.
Jenkins apparently is now the new queen: Less than a day after it was announced that Warner and MacLaren were going their separate ways, reports began to hit the Internet about Jenkins being the new director. If this is truly the case, then it would certainly mean the studio had planned to drop MacLaren for quite some time, but was probably waiting to find a new director before making the big annoucement.
Jenkins also directed a film called Monsters back in 2003, but apart from that, she is mainly small screen director.
The big question, however, is whether she is a better fit for Wonder Woman in terms of directing skills when compared to MacLaren. And what happened to the DC Cinematic Multiverse that allowed Warner to truly walk away from MacLaren? She was only hired back in late 2014, so both sides must have bounced ideas back and forth to get a feel of each other.
The whole scenario could be knee-deep in politics, but at least there's a new director in the chair and this film and continue.