Warner Bros. is committed to seeing Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins return for the film’s sequel, as it has been reported that the director’s pay will be triple the salary she earned from the first film. Jenkins will bring home a staggering $9 million for directing Wonder Woman 2, making her the highest-paid woman director of all-time.
For anyone who has been paying attention to the DC Extended Universe as of late, this likely comes as little surprise. Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is the standout success for DC’s film franchise, both critically and financially -- Wonder Woman is the best-performing DCEU movie domestically at $412 million. Last year’s Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, was the series’ worst performer by comparison, netting a mere $229 million domestically.
Jenkins recently confirmed that Wonder Woman 2 will take place in the ‘80s, a major departure from the first film’s World War I setting. The going theory right now is that the sequel film will tackle the Cold War era and Soviet spy intrigue. One of the film’s villains, Cheetah, has also been confirmed and will be played by Kristen Wiig.
Wonder Woman 2, directed by Patty Jenkins, stars Gal Gadot and Kristin Wiig. A premiere date has not yet be announced for the film.