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Yesterday, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing The Batman. One day, someone is going to write a book explaining exactly what was going on behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. that led to this revolving door of filmmakers on all of their projects. We’ll surely know someday. But not today.

So today is a day of speculation. As Matt Reeves and Mat Ross emerge as apparent frontrunners, it’s time to do that thing where we make a list of people who should direct the next Batman movie. Some of these names are totally plausible. Some are wishful thinking. Others are here just because the thought of them directing a big-budget superhero movie makes me giggle uncontrollably. Most of all, this an excuse for us to just goof off and daydream while Warner Bros. figures everything out.

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HBO has released the trailer for the penultimate episode of Westworld season one, and if you know anything about HBO shows, you know some big stuff usually goes down in that next to the last episode. Hit the jump to check out the Westworld episode 9 trailer, learn more about the episode.
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Michelle MacLaren was initially attached to direct Wonder Woman. MacLaren, who’s directed episodes of Game of Thrones (“First of His Name”) and Breaking Bad (“One Minute”), would’ve been the first woman to direct a superhero movie. Ultimately, she left the project due to creative differences. Now, MacLaren has signed up for another project, an adaptation of Kristin Hannah‘s “The Nightingale,” that may be her feature directorial debut.

Below, learn more about the potential Michelle MacLaren movie.

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Michelle MacLaren directing Star Wars

At one point, Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren was signed on to be at the helm of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s adaptation of Wonder Woman. However, creative differences resulted in MacLaren leaving the project, with former Thor: The Dark World director Patty Jenkins stepping up to replace her.

However, now it seems Michelle MacLaren may be taking steps to replace another departed director on a different high profile franchise project. News surfaced today that MacLaren has met with Lucasfilm about potentially directing the second Star Wars Anthology spin-off that director Josh Trank left behind recently. More on Michelle MacLaren directing Star Wars below! Read More »

Wonder Woman director quits

From the outside, director Michelle MacLaren‘s departure from Wonder Woman came as a surprise. Even as Patty Jenkins stepped up to replace her a few days later, we kept wondering what the heck had happened. From the inside, however, the split was far less abrupt.

A new report delves deeper into the “creative differences” that drove MacLaren away. Among other things, it reveals MacLaren envisioned Wonder Woman as a Braveheart-esque origin tale, while studio Warner Bros. wanted… not that. Get the inside story of the Wonder Woman director shakeup after the jump.  Read More »

‘Wonder Woman’ Sets Patty Jenkins as Director

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Just days after Wonder Woman lost director Michelle MacLaren, it’s found a new one. Patty Jenkins will now direct the Warner Bros. pic, which stars Gal Gadot as the DC Comics superhero. More details on the Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins news after the jump.  Read More »

Wonder Woman director quits

We’ve waited a long time for Michelle MacLaren, who has done incredible work on shows like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, to do a big studio movie. Her hire as director on Wonder Woman immediately upped the already high interest level in the Warner Bros. film. But now things are messy and the director’s schedule is open once again, as MacLaren has left Wonder Woman over “creative differences.” Read More »

‘Wonder Woman’ Will Shoot This Fall

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot will be back in her Wonder Woman armor before long. Though she’s not set to make her debut as the DC superheroine until next year, Warner Bros. is pushing ahead with the Wonder Woman standalone. According to a new report, it’ll shoot before the end of the year. More on the Wonder Woman standalone shooting schedule after the jump.

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Wonder Woman screenwriter

We’ve just seen the first trailer for Joe Wright’s Pan, and you might want to have another look at it now. The writer of Pan, Jason Fuchs, has entered talks to be the new Wonder Woman screenwriter. Michelle MacLaren was recently hired to direct, and the two will work together on the script, and the film will eventually star Gal Gadot, who makes her debut as the Amazonian warrior in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. Read More »

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These days Michelle MacLaren ends up on every fan list of directors wanted to helm big projects. She’s a big time TV director, showing her talents on Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, but has yet to break into features. When the rumor began that Warner Bros. wanted a female director for their 2017 Wonder Woman movie, MacLaren’s name kept popping up. At the start, that was nothing more than talk. Now, multiple sources have revealed that MacLaren is the frontrunner for the coveted position. Read more about the possible Wonder Woman director below.

Update: MacLaren has now signed to develop and direct Wonder Woman. A few more new details are below, following our original report.

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