Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Wonder Woman Director Shakeup!
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting today, only a week after the departure of highly regarded director Michelle MacLaren's departure from the Wonder Woman film, that Warner Bros had already replaced her. Thankfully, it's still a female director - Patty Jenkins, who wrote and directed Monster, starring Charlize Theron in an Oscar-winning role. Jenkins was once attached to Thor: The Dark World, although that film ended up being directed by Game of Thrones' Alan Taylor.
While director shakeups are not entirely unheard of, one that happened this quickly on a film of this size is slightly worrying - even more so because the official statement from Warner Bros stated that MacLaren left due to "creative differences." Jenkins is incredibly talented and a great replacement, but with Warner Bros' propensity to play around with these adaptations, I'm officially only cautiously optimistic.