That long-overdue Wonder Woman movie is officially without a director, as Michelle MacLaren leaves the project. MacLaren – known for her work on shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad – was set to make her film debut with the comic adaptation.
Now though, Warner Bros has released a statement claiming the parties were experiencing “creative differences”.
Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together.
Warner Bros had reportedly spent months searching for the perfect – female – director when MacLaren was attached to the project last November, prompting great buzz around the already-hypetastic film.
Since then, she’s been heavily involved in the film, shaping scripts and working closely with writers, but it looks like that’s come to an end. It’s not known yet whether MacLaren’s departure will affect Wonder Woman‘s scheduled 2017 launch.
Unfortunately, the split itself will probably remain unexplained – but it’s not a good look for Hollywood. THR reports that in 2011, director Patty Jenkins also left her comic book movie project – Thor: The Dark World – under similarly ambiguous circumstances. Are female directors not wanted on super hero films, despite their claims?