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Director Michelle MacLaren leaves Wonder Woman over 'creative differences'

Published 14/04/2015 | 08:23

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22:(L-R) Executive Producer Michelle MacLaren and Producer/ Creator Vince Gilligan attends the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22:(L-R) Executive Producer Michelle MacLaren and Producer/ Creator Vince Gilligan attends the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The female director slated to helm the new big screen outing for Wonder Woman has left the project.

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Michelle MacLaren was announced as director in November last year but The Hollywood Reporter has revealed she has left over 'creative differences'.

Maclaren, who has worked on TV shows such as Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead, would have been the first woman director to take on a superhero movie in the recent DC or Marvel franchises.

Michelle would have been expected to work closely with writers to create a script for the movie and this may have been where problems arose.

Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman on the big screen
Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman on the big screen

DC had previously met with other female directors Jennifer Kent and Lesli Linka Glatter and may re-engage with one of them in the wake of MacLaren's departure.

Joss Whedon was the last director attached to the film, which has been in development for nearly two decades, but decided against it in 2007.

Wonder Woman will see Gal Gadot play the role of the DC character in the spin-off, after making her debut as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice this year.

The movie slated for a 2017 release but it is not known whether MacLaren's departure will cause any delay on release date.

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