We’ve all ragged on Marvel and DC for their lack of adequate female representation, and with good reason. While both comic houses have been slow about getting the message that we really want female-led superhero films, they’re finally headed in the right direction. Guardians of the Galaxy was developed and co-written by Nicole Perlman, and Marvel’s Phase III includes 2018’s Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers). And DC announced that after her introduction in Batman v Superman, Gal Godot’s Wonder Woman will get her standalone film (2017). So now all we need are a couple of good directors, right?
Variety is reporting that one of our favorite television directors, Emmy winner, Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers, Better Call Saul) is in talks with DC — and the frontrunner — to direct the Wonder Woman standalone film. MacLaren — who we once predicted would take on on a Marvel film — is a master at setting up tension (“One Minute, Gliding Over All, Cairo”), and has handled some great action sequences (“First of His Name, A”). She’s a great choice, and apparently a favorite of Warner Bros. EVP of Production and Development, Greg Silverman.
In other exciting news, THR also reports Warner Bros. is meeting with The Babadook director Jennifer Kent, and Homeland’s Lesli Linka Glatter (who has also directed The Walking Dead, Justified, The Leftovers, The Newsroom and Masters of Sex) for other projects. March on, ladies.