Since the release of Wonder Woman back in June was met with both critical and box office acclaim, a sequel being officially announced with an expected release date of 2019 at this year’s San Diego Comic Con wasn’t much of a surprise to anyone.
However, many were also expecting the news that director, Patty Jenkins, would also return for the second film. But when that wasn’t announced (especially after it had been revealed that both Jenkins and Geoff Johns were writing the treatment for Wonder Woman 2), it left many wondering when we would get more news on Jenkins returning to direct. Finally, we have some new news on that front.
According to Deadline, Patty Jenkins is in the final phase of negotiations to direct the sequel to Wonder Woman in what looks to be a historic deal. Although a final pay day was not revealed, the report said the deal would be in-line with with other directors whose films had performed as Wonder Woman has. A studio source reportedly said they were “confident a deal would be reached soon.” If the deal goes through, it would make Jenkins the highest-paid female director.
This is definitely good news for fans of Wonder Woman and fans of Patty Jenkins. For so long, the superhero genre has typically been a boys club. So, it’s been great to see a woman not only bring Diana, Princess of Themyscira to the big screen but prove all the naysayers wrong in the process, while adding a plethora of accolades to the ever-growing list of Wonder Woman film accomplishments. It’s LIT!
It will be exciting to see what Jenkins will bring to the next installment of Wonder Woman. Are you just as excited as us to have Patty back to direct Wonder Woman 2? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
Wonder Woman 2 has a scheduled release date for December 13, 2019.