Entertainment News, (Washington D C), September 12:- Patty Jenkins, wonder woman behind blockbuster hit ‘Wonder Woman’, is all set to direct the superhero flick’s highly-anticipated sequel after months of speculation.
Jenkins has closed a deal with Warner Bros. to helm, co-write and produce the movie, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
It makes her the highest paid female director in Hollywood history.
Gal Gadot already is attached to the follow-up, which Warner Bros. has dated for December 13, 2019.
Hollywood sources say Jenkins charging for direction and co- writing fees in the high seven figures in the range of USD 7 million to USD 9 million on Wonder Woman 2 but, more significantly, will have a considerable backend.
The deal is a superheroic leap for Jenkins, who was paid USD 1 million for directing the initial Wonder Woman but was looking to get something more on the level of Zack Snyder’s pay after he helmed Man of Steel, according to sources.
Just as Wonder Woman broke barriers for superhero movies, Jenkins’ deal breaks a glass ceiling for women directors.
(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)