Patty Jenkins will direct 'Wonder Woman 2'

Calvin Saunders
September 14, 2017

Apart from the 2019 sequel, Patty Jenkins is also working on a TNT TV serial with Chris Pine, whom she worked with in "Wonder Woman".

Although details haven't been made public, it was rumored last month that the agreement would make Jenkins the highest-paid female director in Hollywood.

Though an official figure still hasn't been revealed, THR's report suggests Jenkins may make anywhere in the $7 million-$9 million range and a sizable backend deal, which would earn her more money based on the film's financial gross.

It has taken a surprisingly long time for Warner finalise a deal for Patty Jenkins to come back and direct a second Wonder Woman movie. Warner probably kicking itself for not having locked both Jenkins and star Gal Gadot in for a series of films at the get-go; they'll be paying dearly for that mistake. The total domestic collection went up to $402 million while the worldwide collection of the film went past $800 million. Wonder Woman is now the second-highest grossing movie of 2017, behind only Beauty and the Beast and ahead of even Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Jenkins had previously expressed her own excitement at possibly returning to the director's chair.

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Gadot was already signed for the sequel, which is due December 13, 2019.

But considering that the film sparked yet another debate about the issue of Hollywood's huge gender wage gap, many were speculating about whether Jenkins and Gadot could expect a pay rise in the follow-up.

It's a loaded slate of DCEU movies that will hit theaters before and after the Wonder Woman sequel.

The increased payscale brings the director to the level of Zack Snyder - who was reportedly paid a similar amount for Man of Steel - resulting in a breaking of the glass ceiling of sorts.

"American film director #Patty Jenkins has finally signed a contract with #Warner Bros. to direct the sequel of "#Wonder Woman". The others are Marvel movies, Avengers: Age of Ultron (number 3, with $459 million), and The Avengers (still number 1, with $623 million).

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