In a male-driven (and controlled) Hollywood one voice is singing proudly today. Its the voice of Patty Jenkins, the woman who led Charlize Theron to an Oscar in 2001’s “Monster” and more recently helped Gal Gadot and Warner Brothers break records and conquer the summer box-office with “Wonder Woman“.
With the sequel now in the works as announced at this years San Diego Comic-Con, and already scheduled for a December 2019 release, it was only a matter of time before Warner Brothers came knocking on Jenkins’ door again. But Jenkins wasn’t about to open it without a little financial love for her part in the phenomenon.
To date “Wonder Woman“ has grossed over $800 million worldwide, and it hasn’t even been released in some parts of Asia (like the usually profitable Japanese market). This haul makes “Wonder Woman“ a box-office record breaker, including breaking the record as highest-grossing live action film directed by a female.
Jenkins held out until just recently, stating that she wouldn’t sign until she was paid equally for her part as any man would be to return to a profitable franchise. Warner Brothers agreed.
With Jenkins at the helm of the “Wonder Woman 2” ship, we’re sure to see lots of action, laughs and cinematic beauty.