Typically, directors of successful potential tentpole movies are immediately courted to direct the inevitable sequel, but it’s taken 15 weeks for Warner Bros. to announce that Patty Jenkins will return to direct the sequel to Wonder Woman, the 20th highest-grossing domestic release and the highest-grossing opening for a female director of all time.
Whatever the reason for the delay, Variety has reported that Warner Bros. has finally closed a deal with Jenkins to write, direct and produce Wonder Woman 2. The deal, estimated to be in the $8 million range, will make Jenkins the highest paid female director ever.
Jenkins was already working on the script for Wonder Woman 2 with DC Comics president and COO Geoff Johns. The sequel is said to bring Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) into the present, while revisiting her life on Paradise Island.
Wonder Woman 2 is already slated for release on December 13, 2019.