Behind the camera

Warner Bros. hires new director for “Wonder Woman”

After Michelle MacLaren’s decision to walk away from the Wonder Woman director’s chair due to “creative differences” on Monday, Warner Bros. swiftly replaced her with Patty Jenkins. Ironically, Jenkins was once going to direct Thor 2 for Marvel Studios, but that job was ultimately given to Alan Taylor. Now she has the opportunity to be a critical filmmaking force for Marvel’s rival, DC. Jenkins’ work includes her debut film Monster, and the pilot for AMC’s The Killing. Her deal to direct Wonder Woman is important because it will be Warner Bros.’ first female superhero movie, and Jenkins will be the first female director at the helm of one of its DC films. Wonder Woman will star Gal Gadot, and it’s expected to be released in 2017.

Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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