Patty Jenkins Closes Deal to Direct ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)

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Patty Jenkins has closed a deal to direct the sequel to the summer hit “Wonder Woman.”

Gal Gadot has already signed on to return in the title role. The film is slated for release on Dec. 13, 2019.

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Variety was first to report that Jenkins was already working on a script for the sequel with Geoff Johns, who oversees the DC film universe along with Jon Berg for Warner Bros. “The goal is to make another great ‘Wonder Woman’ film,” Johns said at the time.

While an exact number could not be unveiled, sources say the number is in the $8 million dollar range to write, direct and produce making her the highest paid female director of all time. A substantial backend of box office grosses is also included in the contract.

“Wonder Woman” has been a megahit for the studio, grossing $409 million at the domestic box office and $813 million worldwide. The film is the fourth installment in the studio’s DC Extended Universe, which launched with 2013’s “Man of Steel” with an opening weekend of $116.6 million, followed by last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” with $166 million, and “Suicide Squad” with $133.6 million. “Wonder Woman” — made on a $150 million budget — is critically acclaimed, with a 92% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Besides the “Wonder Woman” sequel, Jenkins is also developing a TNT TV series with her “Wonder Woman” star Chris Pine, inspired by the autobiography of Fauna Hodel. She is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.

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  1. P. Enshi says:

    “Secured” implying she’s in great demand? No. They offered her the most predictable job she will ever be offered and she snapped it up like a excited puppy. Don’t pretend it was anything more.

  2. Dufusyte says:

    Congratulations, Patty! It wouldn’t be Wonder Woman without you. Other directors still don’t seem to get the character WW even after you showed them how it’s done.

  3. Burro b says:

    Zzzzz Hollywood force feeding women power. Gtfo

  4. dhillii says:

    with PJ in charge, WW2 will not suck

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  6. MovieBabble says:

    I think this would have been more of a story if she didn’t return. Of course she’s coming back! WB would’ve been a bunch of idiots if they’d let her walk.

  7. So what says:

    If you want a laugh, just read the comments below – or in any superhero movie article. Adults not behaving as children, but revealing themselves as such.

  8. ThorOdinson says:

    @dioxinblues – Angry much? Lol

  9. Adam Robinson says:

    Nothing about Allan Heinberg returning for script too? Need to bring the whole team back you know

  10. ManOfBronze says:

    I hope this is better than the first film, Gadot was great though.

    • dioxinblues says:

      WW couldn’t have been a more unqualified success on every level – critical, audience, box office – but one dude in an anonymous comment section knows the *real* story. Typical.

      • Alinea Eidas Epoh says:

        it was an okay film with a predictable ending that I felt brought the film down a lot. I liked Max Landis take on the ending, so I am hoping for a better film.

  11. Kevin Tran says:

    2019 is going to be a big year for female superheroes with Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and Gal Gadot returning for Wonder Woman 2.

    • Michael Hurt says:

      Also Silver and Black (aka the Silver Sable and Black Cat movie) from Sony is supposed to drop 2018. Heck even next year will be a big year for female centric super hero movies as we’re getting the Incredibles 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix. So if all of them wind up being great we can finally throw away all the BS bile that acculimiated over the years before WW a few months back about how “female comic book movies don’t make money and are awful.” As yeah the few there were like Elektra, Catwoman, Supergirl, Red Sonja, Barb Wire and Tank Girl were bad but… obviously that was more just because those were bad movies just like how Batman and Robin and Steel and Fantastic Four 2015 and Ghost Rider are bad movies.

  12. Jimmy says:

    Wonder Woman has now made more money domestically than the entire cast of Marvel as Captain America Civil War made 408 million while Wonder Woman has made 410 million and counting. Girl Power.

    • Michael Hurt says:

      Technically untrue about “the entire cast of Marvel” as Avengers (the 2012 movie and it’s sequel Age of Ultron) made more money then Wonder Woman so the Avengers brand technically is still stronger but… that is honestly the strongest brand Marvel has and that’s made up of multiple heroes so it’s still impressive for anyone to challenge that. Heck the only other super hero films domestic wise that’s made more then Wonder Woman are the two Dark Knight movies and let’s face it that is mostly because of the Dark Knight getting such acclaim due to Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker, not really because of Christian Bale being Batman. So IMHO Wonder Woman is now the biggest super hero franchise just sold on the power of one heroic character. Which is honestly really impressive and honestly at this point Wondy is DC’s big ace in the hole and they obviously know that thus why the Justice League promos now have her as the main focus over everyone else. Which was not really the way they’ve portrayed the female member of “The Trinity” (Diana, Bruce and Kal) before but obviously times have changed.

      • So when Michael spoke up to correct Jimmy about a debatable statement about marvel and DC it’s mansplaining?

        Or was it when he goes on to join a conversation with fellow movie goers and gives his opinion on why he personally thinks WW is doing so well?

        But thanks for injecting your ugly misandry into an otherwise cordial conversation

      • dioxinblues says:

        Thanks for the mansplaining, Michael.

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