Warner Bros. reportedly seeking female director for DC's Wonder Woman spinoff

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Oct 24, 2014

We know a heck of a lot more than we did about DC’s future movie plans, but there are still a lot of questions lingering in Warner Bros.’ massive Justice League scheme.

Some of the biggest questions revolve around who (aside from Zack Snyder) will bring that slate of almost a dozen superhero movies to life. Yes, Snyder has already staked out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League 1-2 for his trademark brand of splashy gray — but there is still a boatload of movies up for grabs.

Aside from Synder’s tentpoles, the only other film on the calendar with a director currently attached is David Ayer’s Suicide Squad spinoff. That leaves The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Cyborg, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman still unclaimed. We don’t know who the studio is looking at for most of these, but a recent note from The Hollywood Reporter offers a major hint for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman standalone film.

Here’s the choice excerpt from their report:

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.

Yep, that’s right — along with some nifty casting diversity, the studio is also looking to attract a variety of styles and perspectives behind the camera. That’s awesome, and a very big deal. Considering it’ll be the first major female superhero flick in modern history, it’s only fitting that a female director put it together. Our hats are off to Warner Bros., assuming they follow through.

Forbes is reporting a short list of which female directors Warner Bros. could be eyeing. The options are wide and varied, including: Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Mimi Leder (The Leftovers), Karyn Kusama (Aeon Flux), Julie Taymor (Across the Universe), Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad) and Tricia Brock (The Walking Dead). Some have more experience than others, but all are solid options with some good stuff on their resumes.

Now, the big question: Who would you like to see in the director’s chair?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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