updated - September 20, 2020 Sunday EDT
"Wonder Woman" might be an Eve's movie, as rumors of a lady director have been circulating around the web. Variety reported that Michelle MacLaren, producer and director of the hit series "Breaking Bad" is supposedly in talks regarding the upcoming super heroine movie.
MacLaren, as cited by The Mary Sue, who also directed "The Walking Dead and X-Files," is being eyed as the director for DC Comics upcoming standalone female superhero movie. The ingenious helmswoman is also one of the 'last female directors to work on Game of thrones before the Season 5 all-male roster.'
The female director has been commended for her past works thus, earning a decent potential to be the lady director for "Wonder Woman." According to Movie Pilot, because of the realistic approach on every scene that she directs, MacLaren was given a chance by the movie studio to direct a tent-pole picture. It is also reported that Greg Silverman of Warner Brothers is a MacLaren's fan for quite a while now.
Warner Brothers and DC Comics remained mum on the issue about MacLaren. Charles Roven's "Wonder Woman," slated for June 23, 2017 release, has been the subject of rumors since it was announced. But the two film giant producers were able to keep some important aspect of the upcoming heroine movie, including its plot details.
Aside from the photo of Gal Gadot in "Wonder Woman" costume, movie geeks know little about the upcoming movie. It has been reported that DC comics tried and failed several times in making a female lead movie. But this time, the clamor of comic fans for a heroine flick is finally answered with a bonus - if "Wonder Woman" will really get a female director.
It can also be noted that Warner Brothers may be copying Universal's strategy, as the latter hired a female director for its upcoming controversial film adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey," Movie Pilot reports. The said movie and the "Wonder Woman" both possess an independent female lead character.
On the other hand, some sees MacLaren as a 'scapegoat' in case the movie will not be able to make it big in box office charts, Hitfix reported. "Wonder Woman" will be the first DC movie with a standalone female lead superhero. Picking a female director opens the potentiality of blaming gender inequality, in case the upcoming movie becomes a flop. But with MacLaren as director, some sees the heroine movie can be at par against the hit male hero flicks.
"She's a strong filmmaker who has met on a number of projects around town, and I'm hoping that she walked in with a strong vision for how to make "Wonder Woman" work, and that's what got her the gig," Drew McWeeny cited on the same Hitfix report.
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