As it was expected after the box office success and good reviews of Wonder Woman earlier this year, there will be a sequel that will be released by the end of 2019. It had been reported by Variety that Geoff Johns, one of the people responsible for overseeing everything related to the DC Universe for Warner Bros, was already working on the screenplay for the sequel, along with the director Patty Jenkins.
It’s now been reported that Jenkins has closed the deal to direct the sequel as well, which doesn’t come as a surprise because Wonder Woman is the third biggest grossing film of all time by Warner Bros, only behind The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Jenkins will write, direct and produce the sequel to the hit summer movie, and although an exact number hasn’t been disclosed, some sources say that it’s around the $8 million dollar range, along with a backend of box office grosses included in her contract, which would make Jenkins the highest paid female director in history.
It seems like Jenkins is back in the game and stronger than ever; before Wonder Woman, she had not directed a feature film since 2003 when she amazed us with the critically acclaimed Monster, which gave Charlize Theron an Academy Award for portraying American serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Now, besides the Wonder Woman sequel, Jenkins is also working on developing a TV series for TNT inspired by Fauna Hodel’s autobiography.
We all loved Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, who already signed on to return for the sequel, but it seems there is also another wonder woman behind the camera that has her own and very unique superpowers.