Movie-wise, Marvel may be beating DC in every way imaginable, but that’s because DC has yet to fully play one of the only cards it has that Marvel can’t really compete with: Wonder Woman. She’s the most famous female superhero ever, and while Marvel may be finally getting its shit together with a Captain Marvel movie, Carol Danvers is no Wonder Woman. DC and Warner Bros. know this, and they’re going to make sure everyone else knows it too by not only having Wonder Woman beat Captain Marvel into theaters, but also by getting a female director for its unfortunately unique female-led superhero movie.
Now, according to Variety, Warner Bros. has officially picked a favorite for who should take on Wonder Woman, and—if it works out—it could be a huge win for DC’s fledgling movie universe. That’s because the wondrous woman in question is Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, and The Walking Dead director Michelle MacLaren. “Take that, Marvel!” someone is presumably shouting at this very moment from somewhere within Warner Bros.’ corporate offices. MacLaren might not have the mainstream name-recognition or love of stupid slow-motion bullshit that Batman V. Superman’s Zack Snyder has, but having two of the greatest TV shows in recent memory—plus The Walking Dead—on your résumé isn’t so bad. No official deals have been announced yet, but this at least proves that Warner Bros. is taking Wonder Woman in the right direction.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will first make an appearance of some sort in the aforementioned Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of An Appearance From Wonder Woman—which hits theaters in March of 2016—and then the solo movie that MacLaren might direct will be out in 2017.