Michelle MacLaren confirmed as 'Wonder Woman' director

The director known for her work on "Game of Thrones," "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead" and "The Leftovers" has signed on to direct the first movie dedicated to the iconic DC superhero Wonder Woman.

MacLaren was reportedly in talks with Warner for months but her involvement was just made official.

The Wonder Woman movie will likely be the first in a trilogy starting out in the '20s on the character’s Amazonian island. The following installment is set to take place in the '30s-'40s during WWII, with the last film seeing Wonder Woman join the Justice League alongside Batman, Aquaman and Superman.

The anticipation will build in the meantime, as Gal Gadot is set to make her debut as Wonder Woman in the 2016 movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" before starring in other Justice League projects.

"Wonder Woman" is to start filming by the end of 2015. The movie is slated to release in 2017, one year after "Batman v Superman."