Two-time Emmy winner as executive producer on AMC’s Breaking Bad, Michelle MacLaren has been rumored to be the front-runner for the up and coming Wonder Woman film. As Warner Bros. scrambles to put together their own cinematic universe within the next eight years, could the all-star TV director/producer be the right fit? Learn more about this development after the break.
Having directed 11 episodes of Breaking Bad, 4 for Game of Thrones, and 3 for The Walking Dead, MacLaren is no stranger to the more “grittier” tone that the DC Cinematic Universe has set up for itself. It has been rumored that Warner Bros. has been seeking a female director for 2017’s Wonder Woman movie. And for obvious reasons, MacLaren’s name has been tossed into those conversations.
As of today, The Wrap is reporting that MacLaren is the clear front-runner to helm the upcoming DC project. And according to Variety, she has been in talks. Their source is someone close to the production, but of course WB and MacLaren’s reps are tight-lipped.
Princess Diana herself, starring Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious 4-6; Knight and Day), will be making her big screen debut in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We got our first look at the 29-year-old actress, and former Israel Defense Forces soldier, donning the re-envisioned Wonder Woman attired equipped with sword in hand and lasso of truth by her side at Comic-Con.
I believe MacLaren would be a good fit for the job, but my lack of faith lies in question of the screenwriters whose work is miniscule or lack thereof. Brent Strickland and Matthew Jennison are first time screenwriters, while Michael Goldenberg had his paws on Contact and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which make up for his less favorable writing credit for Green Lantern.
Alongside her prestigious directing portfolio, she is also the director for the second episode of the Breaking Bad spin-off series, Better Call Saul.
Wonder Woman hits theaters in June 23, 2017.
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Source: The Wrap