With an announcement that rattled the World Wide Web, DC unveiled an ambitious slate of superhero movies that will run through 2020. Among them, they officially announced a Wonder Woman movie. We know Fast and Furious 6's Gal Gadot will play this woman warrior, but unknown is who DC will entrust to bring her story to the big screen in her spin-off from Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Well, we've got some suggestions.

I'm among those who worry that Wonder Woman is being introduced to DC's film universe by the guy who brought us Sucker Punch. DC has a unique opportunity to define a new chapter of Wonder Woman's legacy with this 2017 movie. With the right director, DC could craft something spectacular and iconic with Wonder Woman. But who'd be up to the task of taking on a superheroine movie that even Joss Whedon found tricky? Here are five filmmakers who could do Wonder Woman justice.

Lexi Alexander
The first and only woman to have helmed an R-rated superhero movie, the German-born director brought us the gonzo violent Punisher: War Zone. Yes, it tanked at the box office, but it's hard to blame Alexander once you hear how Lionsgate mishandled its release. (To learn all about that, check out Alexander's remarkable tell-all interview on the podcast How Did This Get Made.) The key thing is that Alexander dug deep into the source material of her superhero to make a movie that fit Punisher's over-the-top aesthetic. We'd love to see what she'd bring to a superhero tale about a woman as fearless and outspoken as this director has proved to be on Twitter. Plus, her gritty aesthetic would fit smartly into DC's emerging style.

Full Disclosure: I tweeted at Alexander, telling her she'd be on my list for Wonder Woman helmer hopefuls. And she declined, stating, "I would be too scared of though. Better use my spot for another name." She suggested an inspired pick of her own, which is on page 2. Read on...

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