Gal Gadot will make her debut as Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, in the highly anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and her character will be given a feature length motion picture installment in the DC Cinematic Universe. Warner Bros. has been scouting directors to helm the Wonder Woman feature, starring Gadot, as well as writers to craft the film for some time now, and now they have their director: Michelle MacLaren. Yes, a female will direct the superhero film and apparently MacLaren’s credentials make her the ideal filmmaker for the job.
For those who have no idea who idea who MacLaren is, here is a degree of background: she has a degree of experience directing episodes of popular mainstream television programs such as Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead; programs that are heavy in cinematic quality and content, so it seems that the jump from shows like this to Wonder Woman won’t be too much for her. She’ll also have some help considering Zack Snyder will produce (godfather) the film as well. MacLaren will develop and direct the film, but currently no one else is attached to the project outside of Gadot and MacLaren. Wonder Woman will arrive in theaters on June 23, 2017.
UPDATED: An announcement has been made stating that Michelle MacLaren will no longer direct Wonder Woman due to creative differences. Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder will have to find a replacement.