In the minority but I thought the first one was decent, it felt like it actually had an ok and understandable story and not just about explosions and actions. And it gave us Megan Fox too (which is good).
Update: MacLaren has now signed to develop and direct Wonder Woman. A few more new details are below, following our original report.
On November 24 THR reports that MacLaren has signed to direct the film. She’ll work with a writer or writers, who are as yet unnamed, to develop the script for the 2017 release. Prior to settling the deal with MacLaren, it seems that WB also met with other directors including The Babadook writer/director Jennifer Kent, and also Lesli Linka Glatter of Homeland and Twin Peaks. We’re very happy to see MacLaren get this gig, but I’m also excited to see that Jennifer Kent even got a meeting.
Fans have been wondering about the future of Guillermo del Toro’s cinematic adaptation of the DC Comics series Justice League: Dark, since the project wasn’t included in Warner Bros.’ announcement last month of their upcoming slate of superhero movies. The movie, tentatively titled Dark Universe, has been confirmed as a work in progress since the director confirmed it back in early 2013. Since then, however, we’ve have had to make do with only occasional updates, including word that the movie would exist in its own universe and likely not cross over with the other unified DC cinematic world of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and other heroes.. When the series Constantine premiered on NBC this fall, many fans worried it might signal Warner Bros. had changed their minds about pursuing a feature film incarnation of Justice League: Dark (which isn’t a commentary on the show, which is terrific).
Well, thing just took a big leap forward. Today, the completed screenplay for Dark Universe officially went to weekend reads at Warner Bros. The studio’s reactions to the script will be coming back in a few days, and the film could take another step toward production if Warner has a favorable opinion of what they see on the page. The director confirmed the script’s completion and status while I chatted with him about his FX horror series The Strain (watch for that article coming in a few days, dear readers!).