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Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Patty Jenkins Officially Directing Wonder Woman 2

Patty Jenkins Officially Directing Wonder Woman 2

Patty Jenkins has officially signed on to take the helm of the Wonder Woman sequel. That makes her the highest-paid female director of all time. Gal Gadot has already signed on to reprise her role in the second solo film, which is slated for release on December 13, 2019.

While Jenkins' pay has not been revealed, the figure is reportedly around the US$8 million range to write, direct and produce. Just as "Wonder Woman" broke barriers for superhero movies, Jenkins' deal breaks a glass ceiling for female directors. She was already attached to the film and has been at work on the script with DC Entertainment's Geoff Johns. This is a remarkable jump considering her deal for the first Wonder Woman.

Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins on the sets of Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman has already broken other records among films directed by solo women - it chalked up the biggest USA opening weekend ever at £78 million, and the highest global box office earnings at £619 million as of September 11 (17).

But how much will Jenkins get for the sequel? She also was involved in two movies which did not make it to fruition, including I Am Superman with Ryan Gosling, a film she recently stated she still hope to make. "The most exciting thing about [the sequel] is literally seeing her loose in the world now, living those classic stories". Personally, I trust in Patty's vision for the character and I think she will do fantastic with the sequel.

Patty admitted, too, she's been thrilled to see how "Wonder Woman" has prompted debates about gender equality issues.

All of this sounds like good news to me: the possibility of more actually decent DC films, more successful female directors and lead characters in Hollywood, and less and less Zack Snyder.

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