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‘Wonder Woman’ loses ‘Game of Thrones’ vet director over ‘creative differences’

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

After one major character was knocked out of Game of Thrones yesterday, it seems like a veteran of the show is also being knocked off of one of the biggest blockbuster projects in Hollywood.

The Hollywood Reporter reported on Monday that Michelle MacLaren, who is a veteran director of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, has left Wonder Woman over creative differences. MacLaren was tapped last year to take on the picture for DC as part of their new cinematic universe.

“Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together,” said the studio in a statement to THR. There is no comment yet from MacLaren. Last word from her was that she was hard at work with the screenwriters on the film’s script.

This isn’t the first time that a major director has decided to leave a project over creative differences as Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man last year, vacating the director’s chair for Peyton Reed, which just released its latest trailer. It also marks the second time a female director in a superhero tentpole film has been taken off a project after Patty Jenkins was replaced by Alan Taylor for Thor: The Dark World.

As of now, Gal Gadot is still set to star as Wonder Woman after an appearance in next year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

It’ll be interesting to see what MacLaren’s next gig will be after she beat out a number of directors for the Wonder Woman job last year. She was looking to make her feature film debut after working behind the camera on numerous television shows such as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The X-Files, The Walking Dead, and The Leftovers.


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