Well that didn’t take long. The upcoming film adaptation of ‘Wonder Woman’ has found itself a new director, according to reports.
On Wednesday, it was confirmed that ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ director Michelle MacLaren - who had been previously announced to be directing the film - was stepping down from the project, due to “creative differences”.
Luckily, it doesn’t sound like producers had to look far to find her replacement, reportedly snagging another female director to take over at the helm.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
The Hollywood reporter has claimed that Patty Jenkins - best known for directing the film ‘Monster’, which earned Charlize Theron the Academy Award for Best Actress - will be taking over from Michelle.
Patty had been previously slated to direct the 2013 sequel to ‘Thor’, but ultimately quit, again due to “creative differences”.
The stand-alone ‘Wonder Woman’ film will follow on from the upcoming ‘Batman vs Superman’ film, which will re-introduce audiences to the character, arguably the most well-known female superhero ever.
‘Wonder Woman’ is reportedly slated for release in June 2017, though Michelle claimed last year that the film had neither a completed script nor an official release date so far.
Gal’s casting as Wonder Woman has already caused controversy, after the Israeli actress came under fire for posting a message of support to Israeli soldiers in the middle of the Israeli-Gaza conflict.
Superhero fans can look forward to seeing her in character as Wonder Woman for the first time in ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’, which is due for release in March 2016.