MacLaren, who we thought might make a good choice when Warners Bros first announced it was looking for a female director to tackle the film, was in talks earlier this month and has now won the job ahead of the likes of The Babadook's Jennifer Kent and Homeland's Lesli Linka Glatter, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She will work with the writers to figure out a script for the film, which may craft an origin story for Gal Gadot's (Fast & Furious 6) Amazonian warrior following her introduction in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
In addition to serving as a producer on Breaking Bad, MacLaren was the most prolific director on the show, responsible for some of the series' finest episodes, including Buried and Madrigal. And she helped forge its reputation for startling cinematic visuals alongside the likes of Rian Johnson (Looper) and regular cinematographer/occasional director Michael Slovis. Her talents have not been limited to Walter White's world either, she's also tackled great episodes of Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead and The Leftovers.
The Wonder Woman solo film is set for 23 June 2017 release in the US.