Just as Alanis Morissette sings, “Isn’t it ironic!” It didn’t take long for WB Studios to find a replacement for director Michelle MacLaren who had left in mid-development of the “Wonder Woman” film over creative differences. Michelle MacLaren leaves Wonder Woman movie article
Today a new director has joined the Wonder Woman project: Patty Jenkins, (reported by The Hollywood Reporter.) who is most famously known for leaving Thor 2 over her very own creative differences. Not that creative differences don’t happen much in hollywood, it just seems to have a whole new level of attention due to the fact both women directors are unintentionally vying to be the first women directors to helm a female superhero movie.
Patty Jenkins has a very solid resume as well and is also capable of directing a movie with credits that include writing and directing 2003’s “Monster” (which earned Charlize Theron an Academy Award). THR states the “Wonder Woman” move is official, saying Jenkins has “closed a deal” for the film.
I don’t really mind Parry Jenkins as a director, she will just have to prove that she is worth all the production hassle. I do know it is better then the rumors I hear that “there’s the possibility” Angelina Jolie could direct Wonder Woman! I know as a huge comic book fan I would not want to see that happen!
There are also lots of reporting saying that Angelina Jolie is “definitely under consideration for” Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie, Captain Marvel. This was first reported by OK Magazine during February.
I don’t know how to take this bit of news of musical chairs of female directors. I know a lot of people are saying it is difficult to make a female superhero movie since the audience is not there to support one. I strongly disagree with that notion of thinking. The female teen market is one of the strongest in our US economy and the heads of marketing and movie executives are failing to capitalize on that. Speaking with a large number of female comic book fans of all ages I hear one thing over and over again. “Where is our female merchandise and movies?” With the huge success that Black Widow and Gamorra have had on Marvel movies, their faces are always missing from standalone merchandise. The female fans want their superhero movies as well and Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel will prove that.
Starring Gal Gadot in the title role, “Wonder Woman” — the first feature film to star the iconic DC Comics superhero — is currently slated for release on June 23, 2017. Gadot will first be seen as Wonder Woman in next year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” out March 25, 2016.