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‘Wonder Woman’ finds a replacement in ex-‘Thor 2’ director

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Well, that didn’t take long.

Two days after Game of Thrones veteran Michelle MacLaren left Wonder Woman, DC has found her replacement in another displaced former superhero director. The Hollywood Reporter reported on Wednesday that Patty Jenkins, known for Monster, is set to takeover the film.

Jenkins has history with superhero tentpole films as she was originally supposed to helm Thor 2 for Marvel before moving on from the project and being replaced by Alan Taylor. It was reported on Monday that MacLaren left Wonder Woman over creative differences.

With her most well-known project being Monster with Charlize Theron, Jenkins does not have any other feature film credits with most of her work being in television with Arrested Development, Entourage, and The Killing. That hasn’t been a huge hurdle though for recent directors in superhero movies with Anthony and Joe Russo making the jump from TV to movies with Marvel’s Captain America franchise and Joss Whedon going from Firefly and Buffy The Vampire Slayer to helming both Avengers movies.

It is a sigh of relief for many that DC found another talented female director to take over the project after MacLaren’s departure and judging from her resume, Jenkins should be able to take over the material and bring the project (which is one that has had problems in the past both on TV and movies) into fruition.

Wonder Woman is set to star Gal Gadot in the main role with her character making an appearance in next year’s Batman v. Superman.


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