Hear that? It's the sound of at least one glass ceiling shattering. According to Deadline, which first reported on the negotiations, Jenkins should be getting a considerable pay bump for the sequel, which could reportedly make her the highest-paid female director in Hollywood. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but industry sources suggested that Jenkins could collect $10 million plus bonuses - roughly the same figure Zack Snyder reportedly earned for Man of Steel.
Assuming the deals behind the Wonder Woman films follow the same economic line, Jenkins is looking at a $7 million dollar raise for her follow-up.
The specifics on Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2 deal are not known, but it's said the reason an announcement didn't come at Comic-Con is because Jenkins expected to be paid substantially more and the same as a male director would receive after having such a hit film.More news: UI to host two solar eclipse viewing stations on campus August 21
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In what has turned out to be the surprise big hit of the season, DC/Warner Brothers' Wonder Woman has not only been heaped with critical praise but it has also grossed almost $800 million in box office receipts worldwide. Pictures, behind only The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Now Jenkins is returning to the director's chair to helm the second film in the franchise that she was so instrumental in starting. Furthermore, her standing her ground and demanding to be paid what a man would get for a superhero sequel helps set a standard for other female directors.
Wonder Woman 2, starring Gal Gadot, will open in theaters on December 13, 2019.