Director Patty Jenkins returns for Wonder Woman sequel
The director has closed a deal to helm sequel to Wonder Woman
Patty Jenkins has closed a deal to direct the sequel to the hit Wonder Woman. Actress Gal Gadot has already signed on to return as the Wonder Woman. The film is slated for release on December 13, 2019.
It was earlier reported that Jenkins was working on a script for the sequel with Geoff Johns, who oversees the DC film universe along with Jon Berg for Warner Bros. "The goal is to make another great Wonder Woman film," Johns said at the time.
While an exact number was not available, sources say Jenkins will receive something in the $8 million range to write, direct and produce the film, making her the highest paid female director of all time. A substantial backend of the box office grosses is also said to be included in the contract.
Wonder Woman has been a huge hit for the studio, grossing $409 million at the US box office and $813 million worldwide.
Besides the Wonder Woman sequel, Jenkins is also developing a TV series with her Wonder Woman star Chris Pine, inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel.