‘Breaking Bad’ director exits ‘Wonder Woman’ movie over ‘creative differences’

Gal Gadot is set to star in the 2017 superhero movie, which is in the works at Warner Bros.

Director Michelle MacLaren has left Warner Bros.’ forthcoming Wonder Woman movie following “creative differences” with the studio.

MacLaren, who is perhaps best known for directing 11 episodes of Breaking Bad, as well as serving as one of the show’s executive producers, was hired to develop and direct the film in November. Wonder Woman would have been her feature film directorial debut, but MacLaren’s CV also includes directing episodes of Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul.

Warner Bros. said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter yesterday (April 13): “Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together.”

The Wonder Woman movie has been in the works for close to two decades, with several stops and starts over the years, and Joss Whedon attached to direct at one point. The film will star Gal Gadot (pictured), who is set to make her debut as Wonder Woman in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Warner Bros.’ standalone Wonder Woman movie is due for release the following year, but it is currently unknown whether this date will be affected by MacLaren’s exit.

Wonder Woman, a warrior princess of the Amazons, made her DC Comics debut in 1941 and was famously played by Lynda Carter, a former Miss World USA, in a popular US TV series that ran from 1975 to 1979.