‘Wonder Woman’ film taps ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Game of Thrones’ director

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“Wonder Woman” spins off from “Batman v. Superman” in 2017 ©All Rights Reserved/Warner Bros./DC Entertainment

Frontrunner for the director’s position on ‘Wonder Woman’ is Michelle MacLaren, who has steered ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Game of Thrones’.

Having directed eleven episodes over four seasons of AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ run, MacLaren also has considerable experience as a producer on both ‘Breaking Bad’ (for which she won two Emmys) and ‘The X-Files’.

Her status as preferred option for the 2017 Warner Bros film was reported independently by both Variety and TheWrap, with ‘Wonder Woman’ already having booked Gal Gadot to reprise her role as the main character after being introduced in March 2016 feature “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Neither Warner Bros nor MacLaren’s representatives would confirm or deny the news.

Variety revealed that, according to its sources, Warner’s EVP of Production & Development, Gred Silverman, “has always been a fan of MacLaren’s work and had been trying for awhile to find the right project for her.”

Meanwhile, TheWrap points out that another ‘Game of Thrones’ directorial alumni, Alan Taylor, made the successful step from TV to superhero franchise movie with Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World’. -AFP/Relaxnews

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