Ex 'Thor 2' Director Patty Jenkins to Helm 'Wonder Woman' Now

April 15, 2015
Source: THR

Patty Jenkins / Wonder Woman

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.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


Oh bother. I hope this doesn't turn into another roulette of directors. MONSTER was pretty a pretty good flick. Now just hold on to her DC/WB.

DAVIDPD on Apr 15, 2015


Why do they feel the need for a female director. Fuck off

Dotadestroyer on Apr 15, 2015


I don't really understand that either. The only thing I can think of is that the woman's touch so to speak, could make it feminism-approved, but I think that's impossible.

OfficialJab on Apr 16, 2015


I don't even know at all if this is a good sign. The only film she has ever directed was Monster and that was all the way back in 2003. Now WB is letting her handle a big budget superhero film?

Jordan Odinson on Apr 15, 2015


Angelina Jolie to direct Captain Marvel? Nice!

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 16, 2015

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