Patty Jenkins has reportedly closed a deal to helm the “Wonder Woman” movie at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Her hire comes just days after word came of the loss of Michelle Maclaren as director, experienced TV director and producer departing due to “creative differences”.
“Monster” helmer Jenkins is an excellent choice, getting over the perceived gender bias against women directors helming superhero tentpoles.
The hiring is an interesting and somewhat ironic twist to the story. Jenkins was set to become the first female director of a Marvel Studios movie with the “Thor” sequel, but ultimately she left that project over “creative differences”. Alan Taylor ultimately took over the job.
Warners needed to secure a new director quickly for the Gal Godot-led “Wonder Woman” to ensure the film remains on track for a Summer 2017 release.
Source: Heat Vision