Why It Matters That A Woman Is Still Directing 'Wonder Woman'

April 16, 2015 12:00 PM

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Warner Bros. has moved quickly to fill the Wonder Woman void left by director Michelle MacLaren who left the project last week due to that age-old Hollywood problem: “creative differences.” Director Patty Jenkins is coming on board to helm the film which is slated for release in 2017. Jenkins is best know for the movie Monster which starred Charlize Theron as real-life killer Aileen Wuornos. Theron won an Oscar for her performance. Jenkins also has experience in TV. She’s directed episodes of Arrested Development and Entourage.

If that sounds like a thin resume to handle a major franchise film keep in mind that these days, male indie directors are being handed super hero movies left and right. James Gunn, who directed Guardians of the Galaxy, was previously best known for the tiny movie Slither. The Russo brothers, who dir...

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