The gods of female solo superhero movies giveth , and they taketh away...
According to the Hollywood Reporter, director Michelle MacLaren has exited Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman over what the director and studio are calling "creative differences."
“Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together,” the studio reportedly said in a statement.
Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot would have been MacLaren's feature film debut. Her TV directing and showrunning credits include Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Better Call Saul.
MacLaren's hire last Novmber capped off what THR calls months of searching by Warner Bros., which sought out a female director.
"Like many of its DC Comics-derived superhero movies, Wonder Woman has been developed on multiple tracks with various writers working on scripts, and MacLaren had been heavily involved in shaping those scripts," reports THR.
It is not known whether MacLaren's exit will affect the film's scheduled June 23, 2017 release.