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

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Patty Jenkins is returning for Wonder Woman 2.   After an unusually lengthy and tough negotiation, the director has closed a deal with Warner Bros. to helm, co-write and produce the sequel to the movie sensation of the summer.

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The deal is precedent-setting, making Jenkins the highest-paid female filmmaker in history, though getting to this point was “challenging,” according to one source.

 

Jenkins came on to Wonder Woman as a replacement for director Michelle McLaren, who left the project over creative differences. But she became an indispensable figure and, along with star Gal Gadot, the face of the movie in the months before its June opening.

 

But Jenkins only had a deal for one movie.

 

When the film became an immediate hit, lassoing over $103 million in its opening weekend, Jenkins and her camp found themselves in a very enviable position. Negotiations began for her return after that first weekend but dragged on even as the movie showed remarkable staying power, becoming a true (and rare for summer 2017) phenomenon. The pic grossed over $402 million domestically and has topped the $800 million mark worldwide.

 

Gadot already is attached to the follow-up, which Warner Bros. has been set for December 13, 2019.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Warner Bros.
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