Charlie Angels helmer McG is being called upon to help revive another female superhero franchise.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that McG has emerged as the odds-on favorite to direct the pilot for NBC’s much-hyped Wonder Woman remake.
The news comes four days after the Peacock gave the David E. Kelley-produced reboot an 11th hour green light.
On the surface, McG is an obvious choice to shepherd Wonder Woman. In addition to his ties to the Charlie’s Angels movies and ABC’s in-the-works remake, the multi-hyphenate has deep roots in the TV biz. He currently serves as an executive producer on Nikita, Human Target, Supernatural and Chuck. (He also directed the Chuck pilot back in 2007.) It also helps that McG’s production company is based at Warner Bros.
Thoughts? Is McG the right man for the job? And if not him, who? Hit the comments!