'Wonder Woman' new director announced: Patty Jenkins to replace Michelle MacLaren

April 16, 2015 9:05 AM

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Two days after it was announced that Michelle MacLaren—known best for her work on Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul, and as one of TV’s best action directors—was no longer helming Warner Bros.’ upcoming Wonder Woman, the studio has named her replacement. Patty Jenkins, director of the Oscar-winning Charlize Theron vehicle Monster, will take over the reins of the project, according to Variety.

MacLaren and the studio cited that old chestnut, “creative differences,” for the falling out, and it would likely take hogtying one of them with the Lasso of Truth before we ever got the full story behind the split. MacLaren would have been the first woman to direct a major superhero movie and now J...

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