It was likely a matter of time following last month’s update regarding Patty Jenkins’s stirring talks to return to the helm for Wonder Woman 2. That said, it looks as if the deal has officially been sealed for Patty Jenkins to direct the sequel which opens on December 13, 2019.
Wonder Woman opened to critical and box office acclaim in the months that followed its June 2 release, topping $410 million dollars domestically within its global gross of $813 million dollars. Its initial weekend opening garnered it as the largest female-lead superhero movie opening of all time, as well as the biggest opening in June for a superhero movie, and the biggest opening in June for a Warner Bros. film. It earned $100.5 million at the top of its release making it the highest opening weekend box office of all time for a female director.
Variety reports that Jenkins’s return could ver well mean an $8 million dollar pay package to to write, direct and produce, in addition to receiving a substantial back end of box office earnings, which would make her the highest paid female director of all time.
Production details remain pending while actress Gal Gadot is expected to reprise the title role for the fourth time in Warner Bros.’s current expansion of the DC cinematic universe which began with actor Henry Cavill’s 2013 headliner, Man Of Steel, from director Zack Snyder. Gadot and Cavill will reunite once more following Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice in Snyder’s Justice League this November.