Shortlist For Wonder Woman Director Includes Kathryn Bigelow And Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke


What a difference a month makes. Four weeks ago, Warner Bros. refused to comment on whether a solo Wonder Woman film was in the works. Fast forward to today, though, and we know for sure that the Gal Gadot’s Amazon Warrior will indeed star in her own stand-alone movie. With the actress already in place, all eyes have now turned to the directing chair, and it appears as though WB has drafted up a shortlist of potential candidates.

In accordance with yesterday’s report, it seems Warner Bros. and DC have their mind set on recruiting a female filmmaker for the big-screen adaptation, and according to a list published by Forbes, we now know which directors have topped the studio’s alleged wishlist.

Those big names that are reportedly in with a shout include The Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow, Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke and Michelle McLaren of Game of Thrones fame. Joining the trio are Karyn Kusama (Girlfight), Julie Taymor (Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), Tricia Brook and Mimi Leder (Deep Impact).

Without doubt, it’s quite an expansive roster of candidates, encompassing both award-winning film directors and those are more attuned to the medium of television. And while Bigelow is far and away the one that attracts the most attention of the bat, it’s worth keeping in mind that Forbes’ report on the Wonder Woman movie is far from confirmed.

Still, it’s nice to speculate. There’s still a considerable window of time between now and Gal Gadot’s solo outing — which isn’t due until 2017 — so it may be some time yet before we learn of Warner Bros. and DC’s final decision.

The announcement of a Wonder Woman standalone film was part of a massive and bold announcement by WB that mapped out the studio’s superhero plans all the way up to 2020. One of which was Wonder Woman, which is due in 2017.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our detailed guide to the Amazon Warrior, which details ten things every fan should know before Gal Gadot’s big screen debut.