A bit o’ Wonder Woman news for the holiday folks. A director for our favorite Amazonian has been tapped, and she will be the first female director to work a DC Comics movie. Michelle MacLaren will be at the helm for this long awaited project. MacLaren has directed on a lot of TV series, including huge hits like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones.
Personally, this seems like a pretty bold move. MacLaren is largely untested when it comes to the silver screen, Not to say that unproven directors haven’t taken big projects and done amazing jobs with them as of late. The shows that she has directed are very cinematic, but it still seems like a risk to hand (what I assume to be) a linchpin film in DC’s lineup to her. Much of the huddled masses have made known their doubts over the casting of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) already. Reservations regarding Gadot’s casting stem in large part from the fact that she has a slight frame, and Wonder Woman has always been viewed as more muscular.
However, I must say that I’m willing to give DC the benefit of the doubt. Lots of people complained about the casting of Grant Gustin to play Barry Allen in the Flash TV series, but now they love him and want him to play the Flash on the big screen (he won’t be). Marvel has proven that an ambitious, connected universe project like this can be done, and DC has proven (in recent years) that they know how to cast and have writers that can weave quite a tale. I am cautiously optimistic that this all going to work out just fine.
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