When Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) returns to the big screen in her next standalone feature, she'll have the same wonderful woman sitting in the director's chair: Patty Jenkins has just officially signed on to helm "Wonder Woman 2".
Jenkins is already working on the sequel's script, along with DC Film's head Geoff Johns. By all accounts, this pay will put Jenkins on par with DC Film's male directors; Zack Snyder reportedly earned $10 million for his DC movies.
It's great news for Hollywood, with Jenkins breaking the glass ceiling for female directors.
There's no word yet on Jenkins' salary, but she's bound to have negotiated some serious cash.
The Wonder Woman sequel, which doesn't have a name at this time, is slated to be released on December 13, 2019. I had a blast making it with Patty the first time.
Available now on Digital HD and September 19 on Blu-ray and DVD, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy. "We've got a cool idea for the second one".
Jenkins will reunite with Gal Gadot, the actress who played Wonder Woman in the stand-alone film and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
"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.
The first Wonder Woman, released in July, was an instant success, both critically and commercially. The movie almost single-handedly restored faith in the DCEU, and the upcoming Justice League movie may have undergone extensive reshoots to cast Wonder Woman in a more prominent light.