15Wonder Woman - June 22, 2017
Director: Patty Jenkins
This one is kind of a no-brainer. Everyone knows the highly anticipated solo film for the Justice League heroine, Wonder Woman, is being directed by Patty Jenkins. But it's still important to note. Wonder Woman is the first superhero blockbuster film being directed by a female for any studio. It is
also the first female-directed feature to have a budget of over $100 million. DC is showing they have confidence in Jenkins and her vision. It's a good place to start in an industry that needs to add more diversity both behind and in front of the camera.
Jenkins is best known for directing the 2003 film Monster, which won Charlize Theron an Academy Award for Best Actress. She also has experience directing television shows such as Entourage, Arrested Development, and notably, the pilot for The Killing.
Jenkins is passionate about this project. Since her first film she has dreamed of bringing Diana Prince to life on the big screen: “This is the movie I’ve wanted to make my entire life. I feel so grateful that I get to be able to do this," she told EW during San Diego Comic Con this year. Hopefully Wonder Woman and Marvel's Captain Marvel (which is still looking for its female director), will not be the only big franchise films we see with women behind the camera.