The rumored frontrunner to direct Wonder Woman is ...

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Nov 13, 2014

Warner Bros. is said to be close to selecting a director for Wonder Woman's first standalone movie.

That person, according to sources who have spoken with The Wrap and Latino Review, is Michelle MacLaren, a highly regarded TV director whose credits include The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and 11 episodes of Breaking Bad. She recently completed work on an episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul.

MacLaren is just waiting to make the leap to the big screen, and apparently her name has been in the mix for Wonder Woman ever since the rumor hit that the studio wanted a female filmmaker behind the camera for Diana Prince's first solo outing.

Michelle MacLaren

MacLaren is not the only director in contention, sources say, although she is at the top of the studio's official short list. Not every director on the list is female, either. 

Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter has noted that two other female directors -- Jennifer Kent and Lesli Linka Glatter -- have also met with Warner Bros. execs, although those get-togethers may not have been specifically for Wonder Woman.

Glatter is a director and executive producer on the TV drama Homeland, while Kent has written and directed The Babadook, which comes out this month and is one of the finest and most frightening horror films in years.

Whoever ends up directing Wonder Woman will work with Gal Gadot in the title role. After she is introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, Wonder Woman will go it alone on June 23, 2017. Are you familiar with the work of MacLaren or any of the others? Who do you think should direct Wonder Woman?

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