DC has found their new director. After Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones) departed the project two days ago over creative differences, it now appears as though Patty Jenkins (Monster) has come aboard to direct Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. This is a development made all the more interesting since Jenkins herself departed Thor: The Dark World because of those aforementioned creative differences before that Marvel project could begin shooting.
I’m pretty impressed by how quickly Warner Bros. moved to secure a replacement. Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot (Fast Five) is scheduled to hit in 2017 and they needed a to hire someone quick. They also needed to hire a woman (not only for political reasons, it also feels like the right thing to do for this project). Jenkins is a real talent, and it’s nice that she’ll be able to play in a big sandbox (a sandbox her initial attachment to Thor indicates she’s actually interested in). THR broke the story of Jeknins’ involvement.
If you want to delve a little deeper into the reasons MacLaren may have left the project, you should go here. Tiger sidekicks (which sound cool to me, btw) may have been involved. Gadot will make her initial appearance as the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before Jenkins gets her in front of the camera later this year. By that point we’ll have a better idea about the state of the DCU and if they can be financially competitive with Marvel.