Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.
Just two days ago, we were discussing how similar Michelle MacLaren‘s exit from the Wonder Woman feature film was to Patty Jenkins parting ways with Marvel over Thor: The Dark World.
Today, the studio found their replacement for MacLaren: Patty Jenkins (per THR). The director, best known for the 2003 film Monster, who was originally slated to be the first female director in the current Marvel Studios canon (Lexi Alexander directed 2008’s Punisher: War Zone) will now do the same for the DC movie slate.
Congrats to Jenkins, and I look forward to finally seeing what she can do in this kind of blockbuster sandbox. Here’s hoping Marvel Studios finds a brand new name to throw in the mix for Captain Marvel. There are lots and lots of great female filmmakers out there.
Wonder Woman, which will likely be talking tiger sidekick free, is slated to open in 2017 and star Gal Gadot, who will make her debut as the character in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Jenkins is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content, and Jackoway Tyerman.
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