On top of its already diverse set of DC Comics films, Warner Bros. is also looking to diversify the creators behind them.
The Hollywood Reporter alleges that the studio is currently seeking a female director to helm their Gal Gadot-anchored Wonder Woman film. Though not scheduled to hit theaters until June 2017, Warner's early indication that they're looking for a robust creative team is a positive sign for the DC Cinematic Universe.
Forbes backs the report up, a a short list of rumored directors to take the Wonder Woman chair. The website site flagged Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) as the obvious choice, but her schedule may be too busy with True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas. Other possible contenders include Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Mimi Leder (Deep Impact), Karen Kusama (Girlfight), and even Julie Taymor (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark). Further down the list, and into the realm of television directors, Forbes listed Michelle MacLaren, who's no stranger to genre directing with The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones under her belt, and Tricia Brock, who's also directed Thrones along with Person of Interest.
So far, Warner Bros. has only announced a small handful of directors for their DC movies. Of course, there's Zack Snyder on Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League Pt. 1 and Justice League Pt. 2. But beyond that, only David Ayer has signed on for Suicide Squad.
There are plenty of strong candidates out their to helm a Wonder Woman movie. If Wonder Woman does receive a female director, it would double as the first female-led comic book film and the first comic book film directed by a female.