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Patty Jenkins has stepped in to replace Michelle MacLaren on Wonder Woman

04.15.2015

Well that was fast; just two days after it was announced that Michelle MacLaren had departed WONDER WOMAN due to "creative differences" it seems as though Warner Bros. has already found themselves a replacement. THR is reporting that Patty Jenkins has just closed a deal to take over directing duties on WONDER WOMAN.

Patty Jenkins is no stranger to the bountiful land of superheroes, having originally been hired as the director of THOR: THE DARK WORLD, but in a situation very similar to MacLaren's she would later bow out due to...you guessed it..."creative differences." Here's hoping that WONDER WOMAN will finally give her the opportunity to play around in the superhero universe. Jenkins, much like MacLaren, is quite active in the TV world having worked on Arrested Development, Entourage, and The Killing; but I'd say her most well known piece of film would be 2003's MONSTER which starred Charlize Theron as serial killer Aileen Wuornos.

WONDER WOMAN is still set to be released on June 23, 2017 but these big productions take time so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Warner Bros. moved to fill the directors chair so quickly.

Sound off below, how do you feel about Patty Jenkins directing WONDER WOMAN?

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11:46PM on 04/16/2015

I don't care if it is a woman director or not, BUT...

... what really concerns me is that they think it's so important to find a female director. I'd rather they worried about finding somewhat RIGHT; not 'female'.
... what really concerns me is that they think it's so important to find a female director. I'd rather they worried about finding somewhat RIGHT; not 'female'.
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8:34AM on 04/17/2015
Sure, but can you imagine the negative backlash if they change the director to a male? especially on a Wonder Woman Movie. It's just how the world is now.

Still I think she'll do well
Sure, but can you imagine the negative backlash if they change the director to a male? especially on a Wonder Woman Movie. It's just how the world is now.

Still I think she'll do well
7:14PM on 04/16/2015
Well Natalie Portman would be happy about this. Jenkins is quite the looker also, surprised she would sign on again after what she went through with Marvel & Thor. It's uncanny that she almost looks like the drawing of Wonder Woman.Good for her for getting another chance.
Well Natalie Portman would be happy about this. Jenkins is quite the looker also, surprised she would sign on again after what she went through with Marvel & Thor. It's uncanny that she almost looks like the drawing of Wonder Woman.Good for her for getting another chance.
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1:53PM on 04/16/2015
She directed Monster and some episodes of The Killing, then she has my vote for being a great choice. Those were great with excellent strong female performances. And I agree with americanmoviefan she looks like she could take on the role herself.
She directed Monster and some episodes of The Killing, then she has my vote for being a great choice. Those were great with excellent strong female performances. And I agree with americanmoviefan she looks like she could take on the role herself.
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10:11AM on 04/16/2015

recast Wonder Woman...

...and i'm all for this movie. Jaimie Alexander. Lynn Collins. Would be great choices...heck even see if fitness models like Amanda Latona have any acting skills. Maybe they'd could play her.
...and i'm all for this movie. Jaimie Alexander. Lynn Collins. Would be great choices...heck even see if fitness models like Amanda Latona have any acting skills. Maybe they'd could play her.
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7:14PM on 04/16/2015
grow up & get over it already fanboy
grow up & get over it already fanboy
9:12AM on 04/16/2015
I love the Gal Gadot Wonder Woman pic. It mesmerizes me.
I love the Gal Gadot Wonder Woman pic. It mesmerizes me.
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6:59AM on 04/16/2015
That's cool. She's got chops. Let's hope it lends itself well to Wonder Woman.
That's cool. She's got chops. Let's hope it lends itself well to Wonder Woman.
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9:53PM on 04/15/2015
Also is it just me, or does Patty Jenkins look like she could be Wonder Woman herself?
Also is it just me, or does Patty Jenkins look like she could be Wonder Woman herself?
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9:43PM on 04/15/2015
Somehow I have a hunch that Patty Jenkins will be another director to quit Wonder Woman movie.
Somehow I have a hunch that Patty Jenkins will be another director to quit Wonder Woman movie.
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9:08PM on 04/15/2015
Guys they got a woman director now it's automatically gonna be super duper good!
Guys they got a woman director now it's automatically gonna be super duper good!
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9:00PM on 04/15/2015

YES!!!

Awesome choice to direct WW, can't wait to see her vision. Happy MacLaren is out, after hearing about that Tiger BS I'm glad WB/DC gave her the boot.
Awesome choice to direct WW, can't wait to see her vision. Happy MacLaren is out, after hearing about that Tiger BS I'm glad WB/DC gave her the boot.
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11:09PM on 04/15/2015
Tiger bs?
Tiger bs?
8:54PM on 04/15/2015

Im not surprised WB cast aside MacLaren

Apparently she wanted Wonder Woman to have a CG animated Tiger Sidekick Pet. ya...no thanks.

and im not joking
Apparently she wanted Wonder Woman to have a CG animated Tiger Sidekick Pet. ya...no thanks.

and im not joking
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11:45PM on 04/15/2015
Well, on the bright side maybe she'll find herself directing a He-Man movie, or the live-action Aladdin which I'm sure Disney will announce and some point.
Well, on the bright side maybe she'll find herself directing a He-Man movie, or the live-action Aladdin which I'm sure Disney will announce and some point.
8:37PM on 04/15/2015
Interesting business strategy DC has. If it leads to Edgar Wright directing one of their superhero films (Aquaman? Flash?), I'm all for it.
Interesting business strategy DC has. If it leads to Edgar Wright directing one of their superhero films (Aquaman? Flash?), I'm all for it.
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8:32PM on 04/15/2015
DC is so desperate to catch up, they are now taking Marvel's cast offs.
DC is so desperate to catch up, they are now taking Marvel's cast offs.
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8:36PM on 04/15/2015
Will you be saying the same thing about Marvel if/when they pick MacLaren for Captain Marvel?
Will you be saying the same thing about Marvel if/when they pick MacLaren for Captain Marvel?
9:17PM on 04/15/2015
Marvel doesn't need to play catch up.

And I thought you hated my posts and get angry whenever you see them, yet you still respond. Interesting.
Marvel doesn't need to play catch up.

And I thought you hated my posts and get angry whenever you see them, yet you still respond. Interesting.
9:34PM on 04/15/2015
I hate to tell you this, but I honestly don't remember ever commenting on a single one of your posts before, so have fun with your weird grudge against me I guess?

And check out the downvotes you got. I didn't even touch that button, so there's a decent amount of other folks (in addition to me) who clearly think your post is pretty dumb too. How about you rant and rave at them, too?
I hate to tell you this, but I honestly don't remember ever commenting on a single one of your posts before, so have fun with your weird grudge against me I guess?

And check out the downvotes you got. I didn't even touch that button, so there's a decent amount of other folks (in addition to me) who clearly think your post is pretty dumb too. How about you rant and rave at them, too?
9:15AM on 04/16/2015
I really am done with the Marvel vs DC thing. To me a good movie is a good movie. I just want to be entertained. If Bats Vs Supes does well that is great. I certainly don't wish to see it fail.
I really am done with the Marvel vs DC thing. To me a good movie is a good movie. I just want to be entertained. If Bats Vs Supes does well that is great. I certainly don't wish to see it fail.
8:13PM on 04/15/2015
Either WB has to let a director have a vision or have all these movies directed by one person (Zack Snyder, sadly) so I think they wanted aesthetic, thematic continuity that MacLaren wasn't going to give them and maybe Patty Jenkins will? I mean, Thor 2 felt like filler all the way, so maybe that's why they got a t.v director for it (like a filler episode, get it?? and an origin story will be much easier to craft and mold in a particular image...
Either WB has to let a director have a vision or have all these movies directed by one person (Zack Snyder, sadly) so I think they wanted aesthetic, thematic continuity that MacLaren wasn't going to give them and maybe Patty Jenkins will? I mean, Thor 2 felt like filler all the way, so maybe that's why they got a t.v director for it (like a filler episode, get it?? and an origin story will be much easier to craft and mold in a particular image...
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8:11PM on 04/15/2015
Very exciting. I wonder if she'll carry any of her ideas from the Dark World towards to Wonder Woman.
Very exciting. I wonder if she'll carry any of her ideas from the Dark World towards to Wonder Woman.
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8:06PM on 04/15/2015
When I read the first director had bowed out, my first thought was "Why not the director who was going to do the Thor sequel?".

I'll just say I called it :D.
When I read the first director had bowed out, my first thought was "Why not the director who was going to do the Thor sequel?".

I'll just say I called it :D.
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8:32PM on 04/15/2015
Unfortunately, I think that's more of a statement on the complete lack of female directors in Hollywood than anything else.
Unfortunately, I think that's more of a statement on the complete lack of female directors in Hollywood than anything else.
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