'Wonder Woman' Sequel: Patty Jenkins Officially Set to Return as Director

Patty Jenkins is returning for Wonder Woman 2. 

After an scarcely extensive and tough negotiation, a executive has sealed a understanding with Warner Bros. to helm, co-write and furnish a supplement to a film prodigy of a summer.

The understanding is precedent-setting, creation Jenkins a highest-paid womanlike filmmaker in history, yet removing to this indicate was “challenging,” according to one source.

Jenkins came on to Wonder Woman as a deputy for executive Michelle McLaren, who left a plan over artistic differences. But she became an indispensable figure and, along with star Gal Gadot, a face of a film in a months before a Jun opening.

But Jenkins usually had a understanding for one movie.

When a film became an evident hit, lassoing over $103 million in a opening weekend, Jenkins and her stay found themselves in a really enviable position. Negotiations began for her lapse after that initial weekend though dragged on even as a film showed conspicuous staying power, apropos a loyal (and singular for summer 2017) phenomenon. The pic grossed over $402 million domestically and has surfaced a $800 million symbol worldwide.

Sources contend Jenkins will accept directing and essay fees in a high 7 total (think somewhere in a $7 million to $9 million range) on Wonder Woman 2 but, some-more significantly, will have a substantial backend. (At her peak, filmmaker Nancy Meyers warranted in a $5 million range, according to sources.) The understanding is a superheroic jump for Jenkins, who was paid $1 million for directing a initial Wonder Woman but was looking to get something some-more on a turn of Zack Snyder’s compensate after he helmed Man of Steel, according to sources. Just as Wonder Woman pennyless barriers for superhero movies, Jenkins’ understanding breaks a potion roof for women directors.

Gadot already is trustworthy to a follow-up, that Warner Bros. has antiquated for Dec. 13, 2019.

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