Michelle MacLaren’s recent departure from Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman standalone movie due to creative differences might make way for another female director to pick up the mantle. According to Collider, Angelina Jolie is being eyed to take over the job. In addition, she’s also ‘definitely under consideration’ to direct Marvel’s first female standalone movie Captain Marvel, which she was linked to earlier this year.
The fact of Jolie’s involvement in either movie boils down to her availability. The actress-turned-director was next scheduled to shoot Africa, a true story about Elephant poachers set to star Brad Pitt, but apparently a funding issue might see it fall through. As Jolie intended to lens that pic over the course of the summer, this means she may be free to snag her first comic book movie credit.
Either of the movies would mark a departure for the filmmaker, whose past work has orbited around hard-hitting material mined from true-life experiences. Both In The Land Of Blood And Honey and Unbroken received mixed critical reviews, and yet her gusto for tackling difficult subjects warrants a mention. She’s considerable experience in front of and behind the camera and with an eye for the human element at the center of things, she could deliver exceptional results on either movie.
Tell us, would you like to see Angelina Jolie direct Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel?