After negotiations that have been going on since the summer, when “Wonder Woman” became a global hit, director Patty Jenkins is officially attached to direct the sequel, a source within Warner Bros. told Business Insider.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins has signed a high seven-figure deal to both write a direct the movie. That makes her the highest-paid female director of all time. To put it in perspective, at her height, rom-com queen Nancy Meyers was making around $US5 million.
Jenkins was paid $US1 million to direct the first movie, according to the trade, after she came on to replace director Michelle McLaren, who left over creative differences.
Jenkins was only signed on to direct one “Wonder Woman” movie, which led to a tough negotiating process between her reps and the studio as the box-office tally for the movie continued to soar throughout the summer, giving her massive leverage in the talks.
Jenkins had already begun work on the script for a sequel before the official announcement that she would be directing it. The sequel is slated to open in December 2019.
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