'Wonder Woman' Director Patty Jenkins Signs On For Sequel


WONDER WOMAN has officially passed Spider-Man, Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy as the highest earning superhero origin story film and reigns as the summer's biggest blockbuster with $800 million in ticket sales.

Jenkins will reportedly receive a seven-figure directing and writing fee, which is said to be in the range of $7 million to $9 million.

The deal is precedent-setting, making Jenkins the highest-paid female filmmaker in history, though getting to this point was "challenging", according to one source. And now we have heard that Warner Bros and DC have signed Patty Jenkins to direct Wonder Woman 2.

Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins on the sets of Wonder Woman.

Variety first reported Patty Jenkins' deal to return for Wonder Woman 2.

"Wonder Woman", was the first stand-alone movie to star a female superhero since 2005's box office dud "Elektra", and the first to be directed by a woman.

"Wonder Woman 2" is expected to land in theaters on December 13, 2019.

If true, this would make her the highest paid female director in the industry and may pave the way for more female directors to be given large projects like Wonder Woman.

It's a huge leap from her US$1 million paycheque for the insanely successful first instalment, which grossed over US$800 million worldwide and is now the 12th highest-grossing superhero movie of all time. Until then, Jenkins had been asked about her role in the sequel multiple times, but never admitted she was working on anything. It would give them a different competitive edge on Marvel, who have so far only made solo movies about male superheroes. The film was produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Stephen Jones, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Wesley Coller and Rebecca Steel Roven serving as executive producers.