Michelle Maclaren who was attached to Wonder Woman as the director leaves the franchise over ‘Creative Differences’.
Warner Bros. only issued a statement stating the creative differences whereas Maclaren has decided to stay quiet. Maclaren was heavily involved with the script.
“Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together.”
Maclaren, Emmy-winner, has an impressive directorial lineup in terms of TV shows. She has directed episodes from Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and recently Better Call Saul.
These are like the dream projects in the history of Television. Losing someone as skilled as Maclaren cannot be logically stated.
On the upside, the movie still has the Israeli actor, Gal Gadot, featured as the lead Super-heroine of the movie. Marvel studios that acquired rights over the DC Comics earlier plans on releasing 10 Super hero movies until 2019.
Something similar happened back in 2011, when director Patty Jenkins walked away from Thor 2, which was later titled Thor: The Dark World. Jenkins would have been Marvel’s first female director just as MacLaren would have been but both managed to walk away from their chance of being the first. Hmmmm.. Interesting isn’t it?
This brings me to my point, why is the world of Superhero movies hesitant to take female directors? Wonder Woman is set to release in 2017; I hope this slight ‘creative difference’ does not cause the movie to move their premiere time.