Patty Jenkins will return to direct the 2019 sequel to this year’s hit superhero movie Wonder Woman. The news comes after a lengthy and tough negotiation with Movie studio, Warner Bros. The deal is precedent-setting, making Jenkins the highest-paid female filmmaker of all-time.
Jenkins will once again direct Israeli actress Gal Gadot as the superhero in Wonder Woman two, scheduled for release on 13 December 2019. Reports say Jenkins would be paid around $8m and also receive profits from the film’s box office gross.
Warner Bros did not comment on the news and has not given any further details on the sequel. Wonder Woman was the first standalone movie to star a female superhero since 2005’s box office failure Elektra, and the first to be directed by a woman.
It rode to the top of the box office in June on a wave of good reviews and praise for its female empowerment, and with $816.4m at the worldwide box office it is the second-biggest movie of the year after the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.