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Director Exits ‘Wonder Woman’

"Michelle MacLaren leaves the superhero project"

The Wonder Woman adaptation at Warner Bros. has taken a while to get off the ground, due to changing directors who have expressed “creative differences” with the studio. The project received attention when Warner Bros. announced that actress Gal Gadot had landed the coveted title role. There was plenty of online commentary on whether a relative newcomer, known for the Fast & Furious franchise, would have the command and physical presence for the role. Then, the studio released a photo of the actress in costume, which allowed some to warm up to the casting decision.

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Now, it appears the project has hit another road block. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. said that Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren has left the high-profile project. “Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together,” the studio said in a statement. The veteran TV helmer of such shows as Better Call Saul, Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad was going to made her feature directing debut with this movie. The film will continue Warners’ DC superhero universe after Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad in 2016, though no release date is set. With a vacant spot on the project, the studio will most likely gather potential new directors and should make a new announcement in no time. Hopefully, they go with another female director to give Wonder Woman that same perspective.

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