Following this week’s revelation that Michelle MacLaren would no longer be directing DC’s Wonder Woman movie, we’ll be honest, we feared the worst. However, it appears that DC have moved quickly in order to find a replacement, with The Hollywood Reporter announcing that Patty Jenkins will be helming the Gal Gadot-starring solo movie.
Making the choice an even more intriguing one is the fact that Jenkins was originally set to direct Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, before pulling out due to the old ‘creative differences’ chestnut, to be replaced by Alan Taylor. Having been bitten once you’d assume she’d be twice shy, but apparently this isn’t the case.
Regardless, we’re viewing this as a good choice for Marvel. Despite helming the Academy Award-winning Monster in 2003, her feature film involvement has been minimal in the intervening years, seeing her restricted to directing episodes of The Killing, Arrested Development and Entourage. Having been denied the chance of seeing a Jenkins-helmed Thor 2, we’re looking forward to seeing what she does with Wonder Woman.
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice will be released on 6 May 2016. Wonder Woman will be released on 23 June 2017. For more on the comics that have inspired the movie, pick up our 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine now!