×

‘Wonder Woman’ Finds New Director

After Michelle MacLaren dropped out of the “Wonder Woman” movie as director, sources tell Variety that Patty Jenkins has been tapped to take over the job.

MacLaren left the project earlier this week due to creative differences with the studio. Sources say her departure was only a minor speed bump, and production is still set to begin in the fall as originally planned.

Gal Gadot is still attached to star as the Amazon princess-turned-superhero, who plays a major part in the Justice League. The pic is set to bow sometime in 2017.

Jenkins was the first choice to direct another big comicbook film, “Thor: The Dark World,” but eventually left the project, also because of creative differences, with Marvel finally securing Alan Taylor for the gig.

Jenkins is repped by CAA and most recently worked in TV, directing episodes of “The Killing” and “Betrayal.” Her feature debut was the critically acclaimed “Monster” in 2003, which won Charlize Theron an Oscar.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

More Film

  • Francia Raisa

    'Grown-ish' Star Francia Raisa Developing Mendez Desegregation Story

    After Michelle MacLaren dropped out of the “Wonder Woman” movie as director, sources tell Variety that Patty Jenkins has been tapped to take over the job. MacLaren left the project earlier this week due to creative differences with the studio. Sources say her departure was only a minor speed bump, and production is still set […]

  • ‘I Am Not a Witch’ Overcame

    ‘I Am Not a Witch’ Overcame Shooting Challenges in Africa

    After Michelle MacLaren dropped out of the “Wonder Woman” movie as director, sources tell Variety that Patty Jenkins has been tapped to take over the job. MacLaren left the project earlier this week due to creative differences with the studio. Sources say her departure was only a minor speed bump, and production is still set […]

  • Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria Baston to Direct, Star in Comedy '24-7' With Kerry Washington

    After Michelle MacLaren dropped out of the “Wonder Woman” movie as director, sources tell Variety that Patty Jenkins has been tapped to take over the job. MacLaren left the project earlier this week due to creative differences with the studio. Sources say her departure was only a minor speed bump, and production is still set […]

  • Late Afternoon, an animated short written

    Cartoon Saloon's 'Late Afternoon' Takes Tender Look at a Woman With Dementia

    After Michelle MacLaren dropped out of the “Wonder Woman” movie as director, sources tell Variety that Patty Jenkins has been tapped to take over the job. MacLaren left the project earlier this week due to creative differences with the studio. Sources say her departure was only a minor speed bump, and production is still set […]

  • Kim Porter'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: The

    Model and Actress Kim Porter Found Dead at 47

    After Michelle MacLaren dropped out of the “Wonder Woman” movie as director, sources tell Variety that Patty Jenkins has been tapped to take over the job. MacLaren left the project earlier this week due to creative differences with the studio. Sources say her departure was only a minor speed bump, and production is still set […]

  • CAA HQ LA

    CAA Promotes Four Trainees to Brand Executives, Motion Picture and Sports Agents

    After Michelle MacLaren dropped out of the “Wonder Woman” movie as director, sources tell Variety that Patty Jenkins has been tapped to take over the job. MacLaren left the project earlier this week due to creative differences with the studio. Sources say her departure was only a minor speed bump, and production is still set […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content