Michelle MacLaren has left the Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s superhero movie, "Wonder Woman," citing creative differences, media reports said late Monday. The movie, starring Gal Gadot, is set to be released on June 23, 2017.
“Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together,” the studio said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. However, there was reportedly no word if MacLaren's exit will affect the scheduled release of the film. The entertainment company has also not mentioned who would be replacing the Primetime Emmy Award winner.
MacLaren, whose directing credits include televisions shows such as “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad,” was hired in November to direct the film, which is being written by Jason Fuchs.
Gadot, who will play the title role of the Amazon princess in “Wonder Woman,” will appear beforehand in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," scheduled for a March 25, 2016, release. Gadot is also reportedly set to work in the "Justice League" movies.
Sources told the Variety that the studio is trying to hire actors for other roles in "Wonder Woman," and test offers were being sent to four actors on Monday.