Patty Jenkins will return to direct Wonder Woman 2, becomes highest-paid female director ever
Patty Jenkins, who directed the blockbuster hit Wonder Woman, is all set to return for the superhero film’s highly-anticipated sequel, ending months of speculation.Updated: Sep 12, 2017 11:36 IST
Patty Jenkins, who directed the blockbuster hit Wonder Woman, is all set to return for the superhero film’s highly-anticipated sequel, ending months of speculation.
Jenkins has closed a deal with Warner Bros. to helm, co-write and produce the movie, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
It makes her the highest paid female director in Hollywood history. Jenkins will reportedly receive directing and writing fees in the high seven figures (somewhere in the $7 million to $9 million range, according to the Hollywood Reporter).
Patty Jenkins was paid $1 million to direct the 1st WONDER WOMAN. For WW2, she LEAPS to the $7M-$9M range, + backend https://t.co/AlrJZpehz8— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) September 11, 2017
I hope that in addition to a truckload of money, DC is giving Patty Jenkins the freedom not to do a bad third-act boss fight. https://t.co/wr81tmZxtt— Alyssa Rosenberg (@AlyssaRosenberg) September 11, 2017
Gal Gadot already is attached to the follow-up, which Warner Bros. has dated for December 13, 2019.
Wonder Woman smashed box office records upon its release in July, raking in more than $800 million globally, and becoming the highest-grossing live-action movie by a female director.
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First Published: Sep 12, 2017 11:35 IST