DC Comics and Warner Bros. want to hire a female director to helm their Wonder Woman movie, which makes sense considering the female empowerment theme that runs through the Wonder Woman mythos. There are three women that are rumored to be on the list of hopefuls for the movie. Here is a look at the three women that Warner Bros. is considering hiring for the Wonder Woman director’s chair.
The top choice is rumored to be Michelle MacLaren, a woman who has directed episodes of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. With those two series under her belt, it is clear that she can direct the mythological aspects of Wonder Woman as well as any gore and suspense that might be involved. She also worked as a director on Breaking Bad, so honestly, her CV might be the most impressive of anyone on this list.
Last week, Warner Bros. met with Jennifer Kent, a director who recently made the critically acclaimed horror movie The Babadook. That movie is about a mother who tries to deal with her six-year old son who is afraid of monsters, only to learn that the monsters are real. The movie made her a target of many agents and she finally signed with WME. It turned out to be a good choice, since she is now getting meetings to make a big budget superhero movie.
Lesli Linka Glatter
Also on the Warner Bros. list is Lesli Linka Glatter, a director from the critically acclaimed HBO television series Homeland. Glatter has a ton of experience on television, working on TV shows like Twin Peaks, Freaks and Geeks, The West Wing, E.R., House and Mad Men.
If one of these women get the job, it will be the first time that a female has directed a major comic book movie since Lexi Alexander directed Punisher: War Zone. Marvel did hire Patty Jenkins (Monster) to direct Thor: The Dark World, but they parted ways with her due to creative differences and Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor replaced her.
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 23, 2017.
Source: Hollywood Reporter