Wonder Woman Film in Search of a Female Director. After the announcement last week that Wonder Woman would finally get her own film, Warner Bros. have started their search for a female director to direct Gal Gadot in her first solo film as Wonder Woman.
According to Forbes, Warner Bros. has already created a shortlist of female directors they think would be able to helm 2017’s Wonder Woman. The list includes Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke, Deep Impact’s Mimi Leder, Girlfight’s Karyn Kusama, and Broadway director Julie Taymor. TV directors are also being considered like Michelle MacLaren and Tricia Brook, who directed episodes of Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead.
Forbes reported that the main candidates for the position were Hardwicke, Leder, MacLaren, and even Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow. Kathryn Bigelow has become a fan favorite to direct Wonder Woman, who directed critically successful films like The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. The site added that Kathryn’s in the mix, but it might only be rumors of her involvement.
The last time a female helmed a comic book film was in 2008 when Lexi Alexander directed Punisher: War Zone, which was a financial failure but gained a cult following soon after. Even film director Patty Jenkins, who directed the critically acclaimed Monster, was considered to direct Thor: The Dark World before Alan Taylor was chosen due to creative differences after working on it for two months.
Well let’s hope Warner Bros. picks someone to direct Wonder Woman before it comes out on June 23, 2017. So who would you choose to direct the film?
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