According to The Hollywood Reporter Michelle MacLaren has signed on the develop and direct Wonder Woman. The Warner Bros film will star Gal Gadot in the title role and is slated for a 2017 release.
MacLaren is known for her work on popular shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead.
MacLaren became a favorite back in August, taking several meetings with Warners execs. Things cooled over the autumn as the studio widened its search. Sources say there was pressure from within to hire a woman for the job as the character has such a strong association with the notion of female empowerment. But at the same time, Hollywood realities were forcing producers and execs to acknowledge that while women directors increasingly work in the indie drama spheres or in TV comedy, few have taken on big-budget, CG-laden tentpoles. In fact, in recent history of comic book movies, no project has been directed by a woman.