Following Michelle MacLaren’s exit from Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman,” more details have come to light about the director’s departure and may elaborate on the creative differences cited in the announcement.
According to Variety, MacLaren envisioned the “Wonder Woman” solo film as an epic origin tale along the lines of “Braveheart,” whereas Warner Bros. purportedly sought a story with less action and more character.
Director Patty Jenkins, who was announced on Wednesday to replace MacLaren, is expected to take the studio’s route. Additionally, as the film was to mark the feature debut of MacLaren, whose credits include “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead,” studio executives were said to be concerned about how she would handle such a large-scale, action-packed project.
“They didn’t like MacLaren’s test,” one anonymous studio executive is quoted as saying.
Five or more writers have already tackled additional scripts following Jason Fuchs’ initial draft, as the studio continues to consider other story concepts.
With Jenkins on board, “Wonder Woman” has set its sights on finding Steve Trevor, the male lead and love interest, to star alongside Gal Gadot.
“Wonder Woman” — the first feature film to star the iconic DC Comics superhero — is slated for release on June 23, 2017. Gadot will first be seen as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” out March 25, 2016.
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