With Michelle MacLaren dropping out of the Wonder Woman movie over creative differences with Warner Bros., now a new name has surfaced.
Collider is reporting Warner Bros. is eyeing Angelina Jolie for the job to direct Wonder Woman.
It’s also said Marvel is eyeing Jolie for Captain Marvel.
The problem is that – if Angelina Jolie would even want to – she would have to either pick one or the other as the two movies have close release dates.
Wonder Woman is due out in 2017 from WB, and Captain Marvel hits the following year in 2018.
Angelina Jolie has had critical success as of late with directing her movies Unbroken and In the Land of Blood and Honey and is supposed to direct Africa, which is said to star her husband Brad Pitt.
Jolie recently starred in Disney’s hit movie, Maleficient, which is spawing a sequel.
Obviously it seems both studios are wanting female directors for the movies, but Joss Whedon is now available as he’s taking a break following Avengers 2. Whedon is known for his powerful portrayals of female characters and was even once attached to a Wonder Woman movie. Any chance he’s mended fences with WB? Whedon would definitely be a good pick for Captain Marvel.