Development is finally well underway on a Wonder Woman movie, which is set to hit theaters June 23rd, 2017. Gal Gadot will reprise the role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. has reportedly been searching for a female director to tackle this project, with the likes of Kathryn Bigelow and Catherine Hardwicke rumored to be in consideration. Now, a fan-favorite choice for the job explains why she is not interested in directing Wonder Woman and reveals that WB has made an offer to somebody else.
Punisher: War Zone and Green Street Hooligans director Lexi Alexander has emerged as a fan-favorite pick to tackle the Wonder Woman movie, but she previously stated that she did not want the job. Speaking with Forbes, she elaborates on her stance, even though she has been flattered by the support. “There’s a big…internal conflict I have about [being put on] these lists. There’s the idea, because of Gamergate, that a lot of these millennial men are just messed-up misogynists, but I have had the opposite experience. They always seem equality-minded.”
She goes on to confirm that she hasn’t been contacted by Warner Bros. regarding Wonder Woman. “I can’t say they wouldn’t consider me, but they haven’t reached out.” In fact, Alexander reveals that the studio has made an offer to another female director to take on the prestigious project. She doesn’t name who exactly, but she adds, “If she says yes, everybody will be very happy, including me. Still, I don’t see at this point why anyone would say yes. There is huge pressure … If [a female director] does fail, then all of a sudden it’s ‘all women suck at directing.’” For more from Alexander, click the link above.
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