Patty Jenkins has closed a deal to direct Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman, two days after the studio parted ways with director Michelle MacLaren when creative differences arose. Heat Vision Blog reports that the studio wanted to move quickly to find a new director, so they wouldn't lose momentum on the project, which is currently slated for release on June 23, 2017. The news comes just hours after another report revealed that Angelina Jolie was being sought to direct both Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. and Captain Marvel for Marvel Studios.
You may recall that Patty Jenkins was once set to direct Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, which would have made her the first female director to take the helm for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. She ended up parting ways with the Marvel sequel, which was eventually directed by Alan Taylor. Gal Gadot is attached to star as the title character, who will be introduced in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
No plot details were given for Wonder Woman at this time, but hopefully we'll learn much more as this project starts to take shape. It isn't known when exactly production will begin at this time, or what other characters need to be cast alongside Wonder Woman. Patty Jenkins made her feature directing debut with the critically-acclaimed 2003 indie drama Monster, which starred Charlize Theron in her Oscar-wining performance. She has yet to direct a feature follow-up yet, but the director has been keeping busy on the small screen, directing the pilot episodes for The Killing and Betrayal, along with episodes of Arrested Development and Entourage.