'Wonder Woman' director quits movie starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot

The studio cited "creative differences" as the reason director Michelle MacLaren has left the production

April 15, 2015 21:33
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. (photo credit: FACEBOOK)

The director of the upcoming Wonder Woman film has stepped down as a result of “creative differences,” according to Monday’s The Hollywood Reporter.

Michelle MacLaren, a television director whose credits include Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Better Call Saul, was supposed to make her cinematic directorial debut with Wonder Woman, which will star Israeli actress Gal Gadot as the titular character.

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The studio released a statement saying, “Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together.”

MacLaren joined the DC Comics production in November 2014 and her hiring was lauded, since it is a rarity for a female director to head a superhero film. She was the second director of the film so far, and was originally brought in to replace Zack Snyder.

The movie is slated for release in 2017, though it is currently unknown whether this major change will affect that plan. A new director for the film has not yet been named.

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