Patty Jenkins signs Record Breaking Deal to return to the Director’s Chair for DCEU’s Sequel to WONDER WOMAN
It looks like common sense has won out with word that Patty Jenkins has finally signed a record breaking deal to return to the Director’s chair and co write the sequel to WONDER WOMAN!
Multiple sources report that after months of negotiations, Patty Jenkins is expected to make between $7 and $9 million to co-write, produce and direct the eagerly awaited sequel to WONDER WOMAN, reuniting with Gal ‘giggle’ Gadot.
This agreement will make her the highest-paid female director of all time, topping the $5 million that What Women Want and It's Complicated director Nancy Meyers earned at the height of her box office appeal.
WONDER WOMAN became an immediate hit earning over $103 million in its opening weekend, Jenkins and her camp found themselves in a very enviable position.
According to sources, Jenkins was paid $1 million for directing the initial WONDER WOMAN but was looking to get something more on the level of Zack Snyder's pay after he helmed Man of Steel.
WONDER WOMAN has officially passed Spider-Man, Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy as the highest earning superhero origin story film and reigns as the summer's biggest blockbuster with $800 million in ticket sales.
Now that Jenkins is reuniting with Gadot, the sequel is taking shape, Jenkins recently explained that her vision for the sequel will be "totally different" to that of its predecessor stating "The most exciting thing about [the sequel] is literally seeing her loose in the world now, living those classic stories. Here's Wonder Woman, and what can she do?"
That desire to give the sequel a distinct story clearly played a role in Jenkins holding out on making the best possible deal with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment and recalled at a Women in Film screening back in June "It doesn't have to be a foregone conclusion that you do Wonder Woman 2. But then as I was falling asleep I had an epiphany.
I was like, 'Wait a minute. You have the greatest character of all time that you love dearly, with a cast that you love sitting at the palm of your hand at this day and age — you can do whatever you want with them — are you crazy?' And then I suddenly realised, it's not more, it's another movie. It's its own movie. And it's got to be great."
The eagerly awaited sequel to WONDER WOMAN is set to hit Cinemas on December 13 2019, as for Gadot, she returns to her role of Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman in this November’s Justice League.
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