Patty Jenkins officially signs on to direct "Wonder Woman 2"

Patty Jenkins officially signs on to direct

Warner Brothers have announced that Patty Jenkins will direct Wonder Woman 2.

As reported by Variety, Patty Jenkins will both direct and write Wonder Woman 2. This will make her Hollywood's highest paid female director.

Star Gal Gadot has already been confirmed to return for the sequel, which is slated for a December 13, 2019 release.

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. 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. Just like the Wonder Woman movie broke glass ceilings for superhero movies, Jenkins' deal breaks glass for women directors.

Jenkins is also in the middle of developing a TNT TV series with Wonder Woman's Chris Pine, inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel. It isn't a huge shock, since the studio and the director have been in negotiations for a while and Jenkins has been very vocal about her plans for the future.

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Wonder Woman is now the 11th most successful superhero film in terms of box office collections, beating fan-favourites like Deadpool, Spider-Man 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy.

While the news was expected following the rave reviews to Wonder Woman, it is Jenkins' pay packet that has left many agape.

The Amazon princess reigns over other DC Extended Universe films in the USA box office.

She's also continued to champion the film on social media, coming to its defense when director James Cameron said last month that "Wonder Woman" was a "step backwards" for women. On the work front, Gal Gadot is preparing for her upcoming movie Justice League in which she will be seen fighting evil minions of Steppenwolf. She originally wanted an amount similar to what Zack Snyder got after he directed Man of Steel. It would give them a different competitive edge on Marvel, who have so far only made solo movies about male superheroes.

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