A few weeks back, it was rumored that Breaking Bad producer/director Michelle MacLaren was in talks to direct the 2017 film Wonder Woman. The Hollywood Reporter reported today that she officially singed on. According to those "in the know," MacLaren will be working with the unknown writers to put the script together, set to hit theaters on June 23rd, 2017.
The search for the director began early this summer and MacLaren was a top contender back in August. This is the first time, in the recent history of comic book films, that a women is directing a film. The last time a super-hero film was directed by a woman was back in 2008 when Lexi Alexander directed Punisher: War Zone.
The fact the Wonder Woman film is being directed by a woman is a good thing for sure, especially when it's a woman of MacLaren's caliber. Aside from working on what many people think to be a modern-day masterpiece in episode television, Breaking Bad, MacLaren also had experience of co-executive producing X-Files, as well as directing one episode as well.
The film will star Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and has Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, and Deborah Snyder producing.