We were expecting that the Wonder Woman movie would remain direction-less for a while following the shock departure of Michelle Maclaren earlier this week, but WB has surprised us all – again – with news that another director’s already in the chair: Patty Jenkins.
It isn’t the first time Jenkins has been attached to a big comic book project: She was the director originally tagged to direct Thor: The Dark World from Marvel, but has now switched camps to support DC‘s upcoming big-screen venture.
Maclaren left the film earlier this week, with “creative differences” blamed for the split. This is the same nebulous reason given when Jenkins left Thor 2 in 2011, prompting many to speculate whether women were welcome in the world of big-screen comics.
Looks like WB wants to dispel those rumours, placing Jenkins to become the first female director to work on the developing DC universe. It’s her first big-name film project for a while, as the director has been working in TV after struggling to follow-up to her award-winning debut film Monster.
Gal Gadot is attached to star in the title role, when Wonder Woman hits cinemas in 2017.