Warner Brothers has officially announced that Michelle MacLaren will direct the 2017 “Wonder Woman” film. This ends the quest to try to include more women in the making of the movie, as the lack of diversity in mainstream movies has become more of an issue amongst the general public.
MacLaren seems to be a fantastic choice. She has directed great episodes of the most popular TV shows, including “Game of Thrones”, “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad”. Her work on “Braking Bad” was nothing short of stellar. She handled some of the most crucial and well-received episodes in the entire series, many of which featured a lot of action.
There are many crazy rumors floating around about this movie. Supposedly, it is set in the 1920’s. Wonder Woman’s father is said to be Zeus. In the comics she is the daughter of Queen Hippolyta. This contradiction is unnerving to some fans, who worry that the studio doesn’t have a firm grasp on the character, and that has Keith Mann worried too.
Supposedly the first half of the film involves a war on Wonder Woman’s home of Paradise Island. The second half deals with her coming to Earth to help a man. The second movie is set in World War 2, and the third is in modern day.
These are truly some odd ideas, but Wonder Woman hasn’t had too many iconic comic stories so the movie makers have a lot of latitude both in how they present her and in the details they alter. Most everybody agrees what is most important is to make Wonder Woman into a female role model for little girls and a legitimate hero.