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Michelle MacLaren to Direct Wonder Woman!

25 Nov

Howdy ladies and gents, time for some more film news and today I will be talking about the big announcement relating to DC’s upcoming Wonder Woman film. The following information comes from superherohype:

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It was just over a week ago that word broke that Warner Bros. Pictures was keen on signing “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” director Michelle MacLaren to helm their long-awaited DC Comics adaptation Wonder Woman. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the deal is done! MacLaren will both develop and direct the solo film with Charles Roven and Zack and Deborah Snyder producing.

Gal Gadot is already set to headline Wonder Woman with the character planned to make her first cinematic appearance in 2016′s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She may even make additional appearances across DC’s new cinematic universe before her solo film sees release on June 23, 2017. It’s pretty much a guarantee, too, that Wonder Woman is also going to play an important role in Justice League Part One, hitting theaters November 10, 2017.

Recent rumors have suggested that, as a franchise, Wonder Woman is being targeted for development as a trilogy with the first film planned to take place in the 1920s, revealing Themyscira’s first encounter with the outside world and Wonder Woman’s own experiences with a USA that still had a lot to learn about equal rights. Then, it is alleged, a sequel would take place in the 1940s and will be set against the backdrop of World War II. A third film, then, would finally bring Wonder Woman’s solo adventures to a contemporary setting. Take all of that with a grain of salt, however.

MacLaren’s directing credits also include episodes of “Game of Thrones,” “The Leftovers” and the upcoming “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul.” She’s also well-known for serving as co-executive producer on the final two seasons of FOX’s “The X-Files.”

All I can say is, “This is some g mean that in a good way for anyone who was assuming otherwise haha. Now I remember hearing about the rumoured frontrunners for the directing role for this film, but I didn’t think much of it because 1) It was all rumour and 2) I was not fussed about any of the choices because I’m not overly familiar with the Wonder Woman source material, plus I can’t say that I cared that much. That being said, now that he have a director on this film, I can start to speculate and get an idea of how this film will start to take shape, and the choice of Michelle MacLaren is certainly a good one. MacLaren has an impressive resume working on shows like Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Leftovers, and while she doesn’t have any film experience from my understanding, it seems like her work on TV will definitely give this new film an interesting kind of flavour. MacLaren sort of reminds me of Alan Taylor when he was brought on to direct Thor: The Dark World, he didn’t have experience in film but had worked on Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire and he was able to add something interesting to the MCU, let’s hope that MacLaren can do the same for DC.

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Posted by on November 25, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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One response to “Michelle MacLaren to Direct Wonder Woman!

  1. Tim The Film Guy

    November 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    She was my pick from the rumoured Directors. She has done some great work on some of my favourite shows. Hope she does well, and I think Mr & Mrs Snyder are going to be producers so they can probably help on the big budget/action scenes 😀

     

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