Except… not so much.
You see, that 2017 release date? It’s not so much a release date as it is a “release date.” Talking with Vulture, MacLaren revealed:
[S]he warns that at the moment there is no script, no release date. There’s not even an official green light from the film’s releasing studio, Warner Bros. – and even if there were, nondisclosure agreements and her paranoia about jinxing things would keep her mum.
So Warner Bros. talked big in the face of the Marvel monolith, but doesn’t have the faith in its own properties to execute.
That’s what this tells me.