Michelle MacLaren and Warner Brothers have parted way over what the company calls “creative differences”.
The Studio sent a statement:
“Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together,”
The reasons are unknown but losing MacLaren looks to be a big blow. She is an Emmy winning director and has directed heavyweight TV shows such as, The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and more.
Wonder Woman historically has had a rocky road with film and this looks to be no different. Years ago Avengers writer/director “Joss Whedon” wrote a script for the character back in 2007. This was when he was a cult hero to comic book fandom before he exploded into the limelight. The news made fans happy but apparently he wasn’t as well loved at Warner Bros. and they cut him loose and the film fell into developmental hell for years. Not to mention the failed TV pilot.
MacLaren was a popular choice and people were excited, now it’s up with Warner Bros. to pick up the pieces. It is unknown that this will delay the June 27, 2017 release date.