Finally, Patty Jenkins has officially signed on to direct Wonder Woman 2. The news comes with details on the announcement delay and surprising information about the director taking on other roles as well.
The delay in signing on to direct the project seems to involve several months of negotiation to close a well deserving deal. As expected, Jenkins will be earning more the original film as the director will also co-write and produce the project.
According to THR, Jenkins will get a seven figure ($7-9 million) pay for her part as director and a writer. Furthermore, Variety says she will also receive revenue from the film’s earning at the box office.
The deal makes Jenkins the highest-paid female director of all time. But it didn’t come at ease as THR’s source says that negotiating to this extent was indeed “challenging.”
It was earlier revealed that Jenkins had already begun writing the sequel along with Geoff Johns. it looks like the director was all set to work on Wonder Woman 2 but negotiations seem to have slightly delayed the project from moving full steam ahead.
Since the original film Wonder Woman began making the big bucks at the box office, it led to more speculations that Warner Bros. is considering green lighting a sequel. Later during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the studio officially confirmed the project and is set to hit big screens on December 13th, 2019.
Wonder Woman 2 wasn’t part of Warner Bros. initial plans. The sequel project was only greenlighted after observing its positive vibes from critics as well as the fans.
No official plot details have been revealed for Wonder Woman 2. But an earlier report claimed that the film will take place in the 1980s where Diana will go up against the Soviets.
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