Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2 Deal Makes Her Highest-Paid Female Director


It's something we as a whole suspected may happen, however now it has all the earmarks of being authentic: Patty Jenkins has let the big dog eat to coordinate a follow-up to Wonder Woman, coming back to the executive's seat for the DC sequel. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins will most likely receive $10 million total, comparable to what director Zack Snyder received for Man of Steel.

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.

For those of you who don't know, the June 2017 release grossed about $409 million at the box office and $813 worldwide.

Jenkins had come on board as director of Wonder Woman as a replacement for original helmer Michelle McClaren.

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With the film receiving praise from Deadpool amusing guy Ryan Reynolds, to movie-goers who were in awe of this beautifully feminist moment, it's no surprise that Wonder Woman is set for a sequel.

"Wonder Woman", the fourth film in Warner Bros' current iteration of DC Comics' cinematic franchise, helped boost profits for Warner Bros' parent company Time Warner Inc.

Directors like Ava DuVernay are working to spotlight and hire more female directors and crew members, and it looks like Jenkins has been fighting the pay inequity fight. We all know that Diana has basically gone incognito by the time BvS rolls out, so perhaps something in the movie will give us a look on why Wonder Woman chose to stop her super-heroing. The sequel will arrive n December 13, 2019. In the meantime, Gadot's Diana Prince will make a return appearance this November in the Batman-Superman movie Justice League.

Because of that, Jenkins didn't have a multi-film deal already in place when her movie began shattering records, but was basically on contract for a one-and-done. There is a growing awareness that women get fewer chances to direct high-profile films than men, even after they've proven themselves in the television field or with a feature film hit.