Along with a lack of female superheroes on the big screen, there’s also been an obvious lack of female filmmakers tackling the genre. Lexi Alexander was an exception, helming the quickly forgotten “Punisher: War Zone,” whilst Patty Jenkins came very close to directing “Thor: The Dark World” before Alan Taylor ultimately took the gig.
Now though, with the announcement of a “Wonder Woman” movie, it looks like Warners is using the opportunity to also push for more diversity behind the camera and is currently considering a shortlist of female helmers for the gig.
Forbes reports the studio has already drawn up a list of possible directors including established filmmakers like Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”), Mimi Leder (“Deep Impact”), Karyn Kusama (“Aeon Flux”) and Julie Taymor (“Across the Universe”) along with some TV directors such as Michelle MacLaren (“Game of Thrones”) and Tricia Brook (“The Walking Dead”).
The writer thinks Bigelow, Leder, Hardwicke and MacLaren are the main contenders for the part, but admits Bigelow is the least likely to hop onboard as she seems perfectly happy doing her own projects with her own people.