Reports emerged last month that Warner Bros. Pictures was seeking a female director to handle their upcoming stand alone “Wonder Woman” movie starring Gal Gadot.
Filmmaker Lexi Alexander, who has been one of the few women to helm a comic book adaptation (“Punisher: War Zone”), has revealed to Forbes that an offer is out to someone but she won’t name names for now:
“If she says yes, everybody will be very happy, including me. Still, I don’t see at this point why anyone would say yes. There is huge pressure. If [a female director] does fail, then all of a sudden it’s ‘all women suck at directing.'”
Alexander says she has not been approached for the film and has discouraged her managers from putting her name in the hat: “I can’t say they wouldn’t consider me, but they haven’t reached out.”
At last report the rumored shortlist for the gig included the likes of Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”), Mimi Leder (“Deep Impact”) and Michelle Maxwell MacLaren (“Breaking Bad”).