Wonder Woman helmer Patty Jenkins is officially the highest-paid female director of all time.
The Hollywood Reporter has now disclosed details regarding her newly closed deal to co-write, produce, and direct the Wonder Woman sequel, revealing Jenkins will now be the highest paid female-director in history. According to the trade, Jenkins will receive directing and writing fees in the high seven figures (between $7-9 million) along with a considerable backend to come. It’s a massive jump in pay compared to the first film, which Jenkins was paid $1 million to direct.
Jenkins had been vocal about returning for the sequel from the start but it was revealed in June that she did not have a deal to return in place, nor did she have an option. Warner Bros. reportedly wanted to make sure that film was received well by both critics and fans before greenlighting a sequel with Jenkins returning to direct.
Negotiations for Jenkins to return began following the film’s opening weekend which managed to take $103 million for its weekend opening at the domestic box office, setting the record for the highest domestic opening weekend for a film directed by a woman in history. Jenkins went on to surpass the $609.8 million made by Mamma Mia! at the global box office, making the DCEU’s first female-led installment the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman and set the record for the highest grossing female-directed film of all time sans a male co-director over Kung Fu Panda 2‘s global take of $665.7 million.
Wonder Woman has now grossed a total of $410 million domestically and $816 million worldwide.
Wonder Woman 2 is currently slated to hit theaters December 13, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DCEU as we learn it.
7 Wonder Woman Villains Perfect For Future Sequels
Now that Wonder Woman is officialy getting a sequel, it’s time to start fantasizing about what we’ll see in the character’s next cinematic solo outing and beyond. Wonder Woman has a rich rogues gallery that has transformed and grown alongside her as she’s become one of the world’s most iconic heroes.
Ares, the Greek god of war, was the main villain for Wonder Woman’s first outing, but DC is gonna need to shake things up for future projects. Diana Prince has already proved herself a terrific warrior in Batman v Superman when she took on Doomsday, so I’m excited to see who the creators want to throw at her next. She doesn’t need a full team beside her — Wonder Woman is warrior enough to defend the innocent from all types of threats.
Hit Next to find out more about 7 villains perfect for future Wonder Woman movies.