The Wonder Woman
movie is once again up in the air as director Michelle MacLaren has left the
project due to "creative differences."
Wonder Woman was positioned to be a groundbreaking movie in the
action arena as the first stand-alone superhero movie in the sprawling comics
universe featuring a female heroine — with a female director to boot. It's a huge disappointment for fans who had hoped studios were finally going to use the Lasso
of Truth to capture some female power — both onscreen and behind the scenes — especially since a Black Widow Avengers spin-off remains a pipe dream. Various people have been trying to get a Wonder
Woman movie off the ground for some time — even Joss Whedon cranked out a script — but it keeps stalling.
This isn't the first time that a female director has been
canned from an action movie. Monster
director Patty Jenkins was in line to direct Thor 2 when she also exited over "creative differences,"
and Game of Thrones director Alan
Taylor (Terminator Genisys) took
over. (Thor star Natalie Portman was reportedly not pleased with Patty's exit, to say the least.)
Wonder Woman herself, who is played by Gal Gadot, will be appearing
in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of
Justice. Wonder Woman is already
in pre-production, and rumor has it the male lead is just about to be cast as
well. Given the tight timeline that all the studios have in place for their superhero releases, chances are good a new director will be announced soon. (Deadline)