Warner Bros. Hires Patty Jenkins as 'Wonder Woman' Director

April 16, 2015 1:19 AM

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Warner Bros. Hires Patty Jenkins as 'Wonder Woman' Director

Patty Jenkins will replace Michelle MacLaren as the director of the 2017 Wonder Woman film, Warner Bros.’ first major female superhero movie in more than a decade, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jenkins has directed episodes of Entourage and The Killing and made her film debut with the indie Monster, which won Charlize Theron an Oscar for Best Actress.

Jenkins was at one point slated to be the first woman to direct a film for Warner Bros.’ rival, Marvel Studios. She was tapped for Thor 2, but left over “creative differences.” Speculation about whether sexism was involved that decision swirled when reports leaked that Natalie Portman was “enraged” ...

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