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Patty Jenkins now officially prefers lassos to hammers.
The DGA Award-winning TV and filmmaker—who almost helmed Thor: The Dark World for that other superhero studio, Marvel—has signed on to direct Warner Bros.' planned Wonder Woman movie, E! News confirmed Wednesday.
It goes to show, that one studio's replaced is another's replacement.
Michelle MacLaren was originally attached to direct Gal Gadot as the half-Amazonian, half-goddess, invisible-plane-flying member of the Justice League, but her exit from the project due to "creative differences" was announced earlier this week.
Jenkin's previous big-screen directorial credits include the action flicks Velocity Rules and Just Drive, as well as 2003's Monster, in which she directed an unrecognizable Charlize Theron's Oscar-winning performance as serial killer Aileen Wuornos.
On the small-screen side, Jenkins was nominated for an Emmy and won a Directors Guild of America Award for helming the critically lauded pilot for AMC's The Killing. She also worked on Arrested Development,Entourage and the Lifetime ensemble movie Five.
"One day the door opened up for me and I got lucky with the outcome," Jenkins described the experience of making Monster in a Film Independent Forum chat, back when she was going to do Thor: The Dark World, which was ultimately directed by Alan Taylor. "And similarly, making Thor now, the door has opened again, and it doesn't always open."
May the Wonder Woman door stay open! The Hollywood Reporter was first with the news.