Michelle MacLaren has left “Wonder Woman” due to “creative differences”.
The Hollywood Reporter first received a statement from the studio that said, “Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together.” Variety adds that “test offers were set to go out to four actors for one of the male leads on Monday” with rumors swirling that Scott Eastwood’s role in “Suicide Squad” was Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman’s love interest. Variety’s “sources now say that is not true and that the four actors testing would be for the role of Trevor.” Variety didn’t clarify the fate of these testings.
Michelle MacLaren seemed great for the job. Even though she has yet to direct a feature film, she proved her abilities directing 11 episodes of “Breaking Bad” (receiving two Emmy noms for her directing work), an episode of “Better Call Saul”, four episodes of “Game of Thrones”, and three episodes of “The Walking Dead”.
MacLaren does not have any other active directing projects at this time, although she could head over to a not-yet taken director role on “Captain Marvel” if she’s still in a superheroine mood.
Starring Gal Gadot in the title role, “Wonder Woman” is currently slated for June 23, 2017 in the United States.