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Michelle MacLaren out as 'Wonder Woman' director

Michelle MacLaren out as 'Wonder Woman' director
Michelle MacLaren will not direct "Wonder Woman" for Warner Bros. (Joe Scarnici / Getty Images)

Michelle MacLaren has departed as director of Warner Bros'. "Wonder Woman" movie.

"Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct 'Wonder Woman' together," read the statement provided by the studio to The Times. No further details were provided.

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A respected television director whose credits include "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones," "The Walking Dead" and "Better Call Saul," MacLaren was to make her feature film debut on "Wonder Woman," bringing the superhero to the big screen as part of Warner's burgeoning cinematic universe based on DC Comics properties.

Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot, a veteran of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, is to play the title role in "Wonder Woman." Her character will first be introduced in director Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," opening March 25.

It remains to be seen whether MacLaren's departure from "Wonder Woman" will affect the film's timetable; it had been slated for a 2017 release.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of MacLaren's exit.

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