Director Michelle MacLaren Is the Wonder Woman Frontrunner

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Looks like the rumors that Warner Bros. was looking for a female director have actually born fruit: The Hollywood Reporter says that Michelle MacLaren has jumped to the top of WB/DC's list.


Apparently, her first round of meetings back in August went well, but the studio decided to widen its search. That widened search — reportedly the studio was not restricting its search to just female directors — must not have borne fruit, since MacLaren's once again become favorite. MacLaren's directed episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad (which she also executive produced.) Last week, Lexi Alexander told Forbes that an offer had been made to a female director. If that's true, and she was talking about MacLaren, this may close to a done deal.

The Hollywod Reporter story also mentions that the studio's met with Jennifer Kent, the director of The Babadook and Lesli Linka Glatter, a director and co-exec producer on Homeland.

MacLaren's a good choice, especially if the rumors placing a fair amount of the Wonder Woman movie on Themyscira and its politics are true. Game of Thrones is a good training ground for that. It's also nice to hear that WB went outside the handful of female directors that always get name-checked.


I just want a good director. Does it really matter if it's a wo-man?