Is Warner Bros. in Hunt for Female Director to Helm WONDER WOMAN?
It’s time for Warner Bros.’ news. Now, the studio is looking for a female director to helm their Gal Gadot-anchored Wonder Woman live-action feature film.
According to THR,
Warners also is opting for strong directors, tapping David Ayer (Fury) for Suicide Squad and seeking a female helmer for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.
And that’s pretty much all the information we have on it, but here’s a short list of rumored directors that might fit the bill: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Mimi Leder (Deep Impact), Karyn Kusama (Jennifer’s Body), and Julie Taymor (Across the Universe).
Further down the Forbes list are TV directors Michelle MacLaren (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones) and Tricia Brock, who’s also directed Dead and Thrones along with CBS’s Person of Interest.
Kathryn Bigelow, the Oscar-winning director of The Hurt Locker, is the top choice, but her schedule may be too busy with upcoming adaption of the post 9/11 book, “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas.”
Other sources say Angelina Jolie is following closely behind her, but there are many other notable female directors for the job, too.
I think it really should not be necessary to have a female helmer attached to Wonder Woman in order to succeed. But if it happens, it would double as the first female-led comic book film and the first comic book film directed by a woman.
One way or another, Warner Bros. will bring us Wonder Woman on June 23, 2017.