Here’s an interesting surprise, it looks like Kari Skogland, who recently worked on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is taking over directing duties from Patty Jenkins. She originally was going to helm the project, which will star Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot in the titular role. She is handing over directing duties to focus on her other two projects Wonder Woman 3 and Rogue Squadron, which recently got delayed indefinitely. Skogland has been eyeing quite a few projects since her work on the Marvel Studios project and also comes after her breakout on The Handmaids Tale.
It’s great to see another Marvel director kickstart their career towards bigger scope projects, which is highlighted in Deadline’s article. The execs behind the Cleopatra project were looking for someone who can handle a project that reflects that scope, as they retell the story of the daughter of Ptolemy and how she grew to power in ancient Egypt. Her relationship with Caeser and Marc Anthony would become cornerstones of how she grew to power, but would eventually become their undoing. Charles Roven, Jenkins, Gadot, and Jaron Varsano will produce the film alongside executive producer Laeta Kalogridis.