Wonder Woman 2: Patty Jenkins Close to a History-Making Deal

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Wonder Woman was hardly able to enjoy its stint in theaters before talks of a sequel hit the web. After a massively impressive $103.2M opening, there was little doubt that success would continue to build. Now on the cusp of hitting $800M worldwide, and Wonder Woman 2 already having a release date, there’s but one question on the minds of many. Where on earth is that confirmation of Patty Jenkins’ return? For weeks, reports suggesting her and the studio are close to a deal have taken few breaks. But the homestretch is here, apparently.

As Deadline reports, Patty Jenkins and WB are in final negotiations. When the ink dries, Jenkins will have signed a deal netting her the title of Hollywood’s highest-paid female director. In an effort to ensure she receives payment on par with her male counterparts who’ve had similar box office success, she may have a big pay day coming up. According to a studio source via Deadline, they are “confident the deal will be reached soon.”

Connie Nielsen and Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman Set
Connie Nielsen and Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman Set via Warner Bros.

For a better understanding of where things stand for directors behind films of this caliber, Deadline provides the following breakdown:

“Typically, according to sources, a frosh director on a comic book movie gets $1.5M to $3M, while a director in the realm of Zack Snyder (who is helming DC’s Justice League) received $10M against 10% cash break even for his second DC film Man of Steel. (That’s usually paid out as 20% during pre-production, 60% during production, 10% during post and 10% following).”

It’s unlikely specifics will be made public knowledge. However, it’s nice knowing Patty Jenkins’ hard and impassioned work is elevating her to such heights.

Wonder Woman releases digitally on August 29. Physical copies of the film will hit store shelves on September 19. Wonder Woman 2 is slated to open in theaters on December 13, 2019.

Image: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times


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Brianna Reeves is an editor at GeekFeed. She has written for Geeks of Color, and has worked as an editor for numerous publications.
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