“Imagine the weight on my shoulders. How many male superhero movies fail? So now, we finally get Wonder Woman with a female director, imagine if it fails. And you have no control over marketing, over budget. So without any control, you carry the fucking weight of gender equality for both characters and women directors. No way.”
That’s Lexi Alexander on the subject of whether she would direct WB/DC’s Wonder Woman. See, the director has cultivated some geek cred with films like Punisher: War Zone and Green Street Hooligans, and has received some groundswell support to direct WW. But, alas, Alexander hasn’t received an offer, nor would she accept it if it came, according to her.
That’s not to say she’s going to back away from making a big, action epic. “People always say, â€˜Fuck Hollywood. Do your own thing.â€™ Or they say, â€˜Women do so well in documentaries and independent film, why donâ€™t they stay there?â€™ You cannot make a living doing independent films,” she tells Fast Company in a new interview. Alexander continues, “And maybe thereâ€™s a girl out there who wants to do STAR WARS or STAR TREK or PAN’S LABYRINTH. Are we saying she shouldnâ€™t be able to do that?â€
So while she’s making sure to stay away from a project where the gender politics play such a big role in the Hollywood landscape, like Wonder Woman, we might see her take a swing at another big movie sometime in the near future.
SOURCE: Fast Company