It looks as though Wonder Woman isn’t the only strong female heading to the DC Cinematic Universe… as Warner Bros. reportedly eyes a number of female directors to helm the upcoming superhero movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. are looking for strong female directors for their new female superhero franchise.
“Warners is opting for strong directors,” they claim, “tapping David Ayer (‘Fury’) for Suicide Squad and seeking a female helmer for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.”
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But who have they lined up for Wonder Woman’s new solo outing? It looks as though Forbes may have some ideas about who might eventually take the helm…
“Kathryn Bigelow has long been a fan-favorite to take on any Wonder Woman production,” they explain. “And no doubt Warner has kept her in mind and would be quite happy to have Bigelow aboard.”
Of course, Kathryn Bigelow is most famous for the academy award-winning The Hurt Locker and most recently directed the critically-acclaimed Zero Dark Thirty. But could she be the right woman to bring ‘Wonder Woman’ to the big screen?
I can’t help thinking that Bigelow might not even be interested… after all, she tends to veer towards far more serious subjects. But then, perhaps Warner Bros. can somehow sweeten the deal.
“I’m told four other names have come up in talks about who might sit in the director’s chair,” they explain. And that includes Catherine Hardwicke, Mimi Leder, Karyn Kusama and Julie Taymor.
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But how much do Forbes really know and how much is based on speculation?
At the moment, little is known about the upcoming Wonder Woman movie… and until we get some solid confirmations, the director’s chair remains up for grabs. Will Kathryn Bigelow consider taking on the lasso of truth? Or will the job go to one of the other contenders? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
Do you think Kathryn Bigelow is right for a Wonder Woman movie? Will the job go to someone with more fantasy/sci-fi experience? Let us know what you think in the comments below…