It’s official, Patty Jenkins has closed her deal to direct the sequel to this summer biggest domestic hit “Wonder Woman”.
Jenkins famously wasn’t under option when she signed her contract for the first film, and while the assumption was always she would return – drawn-out negotiations have kept the possibility of her exiting around.
Now she’s onboard to direct, co-write and produce with a deal reported to be worth $7-9 million upfront along with a share of the ‘backend’, a very notable jump up from the $1 million she was paid for the first film. This makes Jenkins the highest-paid female filmmaker in history.
Jenkins has already been working on a script for the sequel with Geoff Johns, the plan specifically on “making another great ‘Wonder Woman’ film” Johns has said previously which implies something more standalone like the first film.
Gal Gadot has already signed on to return in the title role in the film which has already set a December 13th 2019 release date. Jenkins is also developing a TNT TV series with her “Wonder Woman” star Chris Pine, inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel.