Patty Jenkins Closes Lucrative Deal to Direct 'Wonder Woman 2'
- Author: Kyle Peterson Sep 14, 2017,
Sep 14, 2017, 0:43
Jenkins will direct, co-write and produce.
Wonder Woman 2, which is art of the DC Extended Universe at Warner bros., is set for a December 2019 release. Sources say her paycheck will be somewhere in the $7 million to $9 million range, this time around. It has also been reported that Jenkins has asked for a huge sum of money which the studios have agreed to pay her, making her as a highest paid female filmmaker.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patty Jenkins has officially been confirmed to return to direct Wonder Woman 2. From a production budget of $US139 million, Wonder Woman has thus far earned an impressive $US816.3 million worldwide and is the fifth-highest grossing superhero film of all time in the US.
This has been a roller coaster ride for Jenkins, who rocketed from the beloved indie director of Monster to one of Hollywood's most sought-after blockbuster makers.
Jenkins came on board the "Wonder Woman" team after replacing Canadian director Michelle Maxwell McLaren, who quit the project over creative disagreements. And about Jenkins, she was the first female director to helm a superhero movie and she eventually nailed the opportunity and put DCEU back on the pack and maintained audiences' trust! It would have been shocking if Jenkins hadn't been asked to return, especially since bringing a new director on for a movie with a 13 December 2019 USA release date would be a folly.
See when we can expect this super sequel in theaters below! The others are Marvel movies, Avengers: Age of Ultron (number 3, with $459 million), and The Avengers (still number 1, with $623 million). There is a growing awareness that women get fewer chances to direct high-profile films than men, even after they've proven themselves in the television field or with a feature film hit.