Having made the most critically-acclaimed DC Extended Universe movie so far, it only seems fitting that Patty Jenkins would be picked to direct the sequel of Wonder Woman. And we couldn’t be happier.
Wonder Woman saw something finally come into action that we have wanted to see for a long time: a female-led superhero movie. And it was something that Jenkins excelled at. She gave us exactly what we had been asking for: A DC movie that we could have a good time watching, that didn’t simply take itself too seriously.
THR reported that a deal has been in the works since the $102 million opening weekend back in May (the film went on to gross $800 worldwide). It is thought that she has already begun work on the script with comic-book writer Geoff Johns (whose name has reached households in recent years via his work developing The Flash TV series) for the upcoming movie, currently slated for December 2019.
Her work on the Wonder Woman franchise sees Jenkins become the highest paid female direction, thought to have been offered between $7-9 million for her work on the next movie, having only been paid $1 million for the first instalment. This still sees her still at least $1 million behind Zack Snyder who earned $10 million for his first DC outing, Man of Steel. It is thought that the deal took so long to finalise due to Jenkins fighting for a wage equal to her male peers. That seems only fair to us considering she arguably made the best film in the series so far. (It has 92% on Rotten Tomatoes versus Man of Steels 55% and BvS‘s sorrowful 27%)
We, for a few, are very pleased with her appointment, and can’t wait to see what she will bring to the next outing. We’re yet to get any other confirmations other than the return of the leading lady, Gal Gadot, but with Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor meeting a fireworky end in the climax of Wonder Woman, we can guarantee we’ll be seeing another handsome face in the mix, and probably Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman, because which of the DCEU movie’s isn’t he going to turn up in?
Wonder Woman will be released on 13 December 2019. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.