Patty Jenkins Signs On to Direct Wonder Woman 2

by Wade Massey September 14, 2017, 0:08
Patty Jenkins Signs On to Direct Wonder Woman 2

As someone who thoroughly loves Patty Jenkins, imagine my excitement when it was announced that Jenkins is already working on Wonder Woman 2. No financial terms were disclosed, but previous reports indicated that the director was holding out for a big payday - enough to make her the highest-paid female director ever.

A sequel was greenlit nearly immediately after Wonder Woman surprised Hollywood with its extraordinary reviews and opening weekend, with star Gal Gadot set to return.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins has signed a high seven-figure deal to both write a direct the movie. The deal is precedent-setting, making Jenkins the highest-paid female filmmaker of all-time, though getting to this point was "challenging", according to a source.

Actress Gal Gadot attends the premiere of "Wonder Woman" at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Snyder, meanwhile, seems intent on dashing their hopes, with his Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice bogging the franchise down in grimdark overindulgence and intellectually shallow philosophical interpretations of the source material. And the proposed date for the film release is 13th December 2019.

Jenkins added, "Then I realized that "Wonder Woman 2" is its own great movie". On top of that, she will get also get a share of the movie's profits.

Are you excited for Wonder Woman 2? She was reportedly paid only $1 million for the first movie. It recently crossed the $410 million mark in North America, and its overseas box office collection is pegged at over $800 million.

Part of the reason for Jenkins hard driving negotiations - as fans of the DCEU will remember, she wasn't originally slated to direct this film at all.


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