Wonder Woman has finally found a director. According to The Hollywood Reporter, television director Michelle MacLaren has signed on to develop and direct the film, due out in 2017 with Gal Gadot in the title role. Batman v. Superman director Zack Snyder has been tapped to produce. The decision makes MacLaren the first female director to helm a tentpole superhero film in recent years, and only the second overall.
Warner Bros. reportedly conducted a long search for a female director for Wonder Woman, a movie about (arguably) comics' most important female superhero. MacLaren is ultimately a solid choice — the Emmy Award winner has worked on popular shows like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Games of Thrones during the course of her career. MacLaren will be the first woman in DC's upcoming crop of films to direct. The last female director in the genre was Lexi Alexander, who delivered Punisher WarZone in 2008.