We all know the cultural phenomenon that was Wonder Woman at this point. It took the world by storm, put DC back on the map and was a huge win for female-fronted cinema, be it in the lead role or in directing. Patty Jenkins set the tone for what women directors can be capable of and the example she set will surely permeate throughout the industry for quite a while. However, the deal she signed was only for one movie and it was relatively up in the air whether she’d return for the sequel.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Jenkins will officially be back for the follow-up, after a “challenging” negotiation. It is reported that she will get in the range of 7-9 million dollars as well as a cut of the backend which would make her the highest paid female director in history. That number isn’t solid, but if it’s true, it’s a huge moment for female movie makers everywhere.
Wonder Woman was a monumental event for more than one reason, as we have well seen. It’s great that Jenkins will return for the sequel that is scheduled for a 2019 release. I’m sure she’ll knock it out of the park again.
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