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Richard Donner Passes the Baton (Literally) to Patty Jenkins

Director Patty Jenkins has officially been endorsed by the man she considers inspirational in her vision for Warner Bros.' record-breaking Wonder Woman -- Richard Donner. The Superman director literally and figuratively passed a Superman-themed baton he created for her at a Q&A event for the DGA (Directors Guild of America), leaving her in awe.

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Jenkins took to Twitter to gush over the gift, posting a picture of them captioned: "At DGA tonight. Reminds me of last time there. Greatest honor ever! Q&A by Richard Donner❤️who unwrapped and passed me a baton he'd made me." She couldn't contain her excitement and followed up with another tweet stating, "Truly one of the most incredible and touching moments I've ever experienced, from a man who changed my life when I was 7."

Jenkins has never hid her love of Donner's iconic film, calling her movie a "parallel of Superman." She even payed homage to Clark Kent by having Diana sport a pair of glasses similar the Man of Steel's disguise.

In the past, Jenkins has indicated she would be interested in helming a Superman movie in the future, but with her Wonder Woman sequel already in motion, that dream may be a ways off.

Available now on digital HD and Sept. 19 on Blu-ray and DVD, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy. You can catch Wonder Woman in action next in Justice League, which arrives on November 17. The Wonder Woman sequel is set to hit theaters on Dec.13, 2019.

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