Warner Bros. and DC may have found their female director for the upcoming Wonder Woman standalone movie starring Gal Gadot. The studio has entered talks with Breaking Bad producer and director Michelle MacLaren, also known for directing episodes of two of TV's most popular series, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Plot details for this Justice League spinoff are being kept under wraps. It is not known if this will be an origin movie, as the character will first be introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits theaters a year earlier in 2016. This is the first time Wonder Woman has ever been depicted on the big screen. There have been many attempts over the years to launch a Wonder Woman franchise, with Marvel's The Avengers director Joss Whedon coming the closest before his project also fell apart a couple of years ago.
It has been rumored in recent weeks that Warner Bros. is intent on casting a female director to handle the material, which has a strong independent woman at the core of its story. Michelle MacLaren has made quite a name for herself in TV over the past couple of years, giving each episode she takes on a distinct cinematic look. She has helmed highly regarded installments of Hell on Wheels, The Leftovers, and recently shot the second episode of Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul.
Warner Bros. EVP of Production and Development Greg Silverman is said to be a longtime fan of Michelle MacLaren's work, and has been trying to find the right project for her for quite some time.