It’s official: Patty Jenkins is returning to direct Wonder Woman 2.
Jenkins led Wonder Woman to become a huge blockbuster this summer, but Warner Bros. only signed her for one film. After Wonder Woman became a massive hit, taking in $810 million worldwide, a huge amount of pressure was put on the studio to bring her back.
Talks between Warner Bros. and Patty Jenkins had been ongoing all summer long but negotiations stalled as Jenkins held out for a hefty pay raise she rightfully deserved.
According to Variety, Jenkins and Warner Bros. finally agreed to terms and closed out a deal. Specific figures weren’t revealed, but early rumors suggested her income was going to eclipse the $10 million mark for the sequel, which would be on a par with Zack Snyder’s pay for his DCEU films.
Star Gal Gadot is already signed on to return for the project and an earlier report revealed Chris Pine is going to return as well in some capacity. The movie is set to take place in the 1980s during the last days of the Cold War.
Jenkins was keeping busy during the negotiations by working on developing the script for the sequel with Geoff Johns.
Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled for a December 13, 2019 release date.