Ex 'Thor 2' Director Patty Jenkins to Helm 'Wonder Woman' Now
Earlier this week, we learned that director Michelle MacLaren was parting ways with Warner Bros., and wouldn't be directing the first big screen adaptation of the DC Comics superheroine Wonder Woman. But the studio seems to have recovered quickly as THR reports Patty Jenkins will sit in the director's chair instead. If that name sounds familiar, it's because she was previously slated to direct Thor: The Dark World for Marvel Studios, but they had a falling out, and "Game of Thrones" helmer Alan Taylor took the job instead. So this is an interesting little switcheroo between the rival comic book studios and female directors.
So with Jenkins (director of Monster) in place, and presuming no hiccups arise between Warner Bros. and the filmmaker, Wonder Woman should still be on track to meet the previously set June 23rd, 2017 release date. As we previously noted, Gal Gadot is still starring in the film that has a script from Pan scribe Jason Fuchs, and hopefully this will be the last major issue the DC Comics production has. What would make this really interesting is if Michelle MacLaren ended up directing Captain Marvel over at Marvel Studios now, but there are rumblings that Angelina Jolie is being approached for that gig. Stay tuned.