In a deal that has just been locked down for a sequel to this summer’s biggest cinema hit, Patty Jenkins is about to become the highest-paid female filmmaker in history for making the next Wonder Woman film.
Jenkins, originally brought on to replace director Michelle McLaren for “Wonder Woman,” unexpectedly blew away the competition to such a degree that DC Comics and Warner Bros. have been wanting to lock her down for the sequel.
Jenkins, in addition to directing the second Wonder Woman film, will also co-write and produce the sequel along with Geoff Johns.
While the exact dollar figure is unknown, Jenkins’ new asking price is in the $8 million range for writing, directing and producing the film. Backend box office grosses are included in the contract as well, reports Variety.
It is important to remember, while this seems like a hefty paycheck, “Wonder Woman” grossed a whopping $409 million domestically and $813 million worldwide.
Comic book characters have been popular in movies for decades, to include characters such as Superman, Batman and the rest of The Justice League. The studio is now hoping that with Jenkins on board, it will get the needed hype that surrounded the first movie.
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