Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman.Warner Bros. official website

A solo Wonder Woman film, set to release in 2017 by Warner BROS, has finally got a director.

Michelle MacLaren has signed on to develop and direct a standalone Wonder Woman movie, as per The Hollywood Reporter. The director is known for her standout television work on critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones.

"According to insiders, MacLaren will work with the project's writers, who remain unnamed at this stage, to lasso together a script for the movie, which would star Gal Gadot," states the report.

The report also reveals that MacLaren was always the studio's first choice to direct the film.

A Wonder Woman movie has been in development, on and off, for close to two decades. The last name attached to helm the project was Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon, who left the project in 2007.

Wonder Woman, played by Gadot, will be introduced to the DC Entertainment film universe first in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which will release on 25 March 2016.

She will then headline her own film which is slated to release on 23 June 2017. Although the story and script of the film is in development stage, earlier rumours suggested that the makers might go in for an origin story for the popular DC heroine.