‘Breaking Bad’ director hired for ‘Wonder Woman’ movie starring Gal Gadot

It's set for release in 2017 after Gadot debuts as Wonder Woman in 'Batman v Superman'

Michelle MacLaren has been hired to direct the forthcoming Wonder Woman movie.

MacLaren is perhaps best known for directing 11 episodes of Breaking Bad, as well as serving as one of the show’s executive producers. She has also helmed several episodes of Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead, and will sit behind the camera for the second episode of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul.

MacLaren has signed on to develop as well as direct the Wonder Woman movie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, and will apparently help to “lasso together” its script. 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. The standalone Wonder Woman movie is due for release the following year.

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.