When it comes to news regarding upcoming comic book movies, we used to get hiring of directors revealed first and then the stars afterwards. DC’s Wonder Woman is one of the not-so-rare exceptions. We’re only getting news that Warner is looking for a director now, even though Gal Gadot has locked in the lead role for some time (despite the massive and IMO unwarranted complaints about her not fitting the role.)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is looking specifically for a female director to helm the project, no doubt with the goal of providing a fresh new vision for the project in what is usually a male-dominated genre.
There are currently no potential candidates lined up, although we imagine it’s only a matter of time before names start dropping. The release is still a long way away, though, with the film scheduled for a June 23, 2017 release.