Wonder Woman 2 Officially Bringing Back Its Director With Record-Setting Deal

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are both back for the 2019 sequel.

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Given both the critical and commercial success of Wonder Woman, it seemed obvious that the follow-up would bring back its director. Patty Jenkins is now officially signed on to return to the director's chair for the sequel, which was first announced earlier this summer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins has finally closed her deal on the film, which will see her serve as director, co-writer, and producer. Specifics were not shared, but a recent report about her being in final negotiations stated that it was expected to make her the highest paid female director ever. THR describes the negotiations as "unusually lengthy and tough," noting that her original deal covered only a single movie. Talks began after Wonder Woman's strong opening weekend and only recently wrapped up. She will indeed set the record for a female director, earning what THR says is in the $7-9 million range in addition to some portion of the backend.

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Until now, it was not a certainty that Jenkins would indeed return, though you could be forgiven for thinking so, given her comments in June. At an event, she described her thought process in considering a return for a sequel, seemingly confirming that she would be back. She said at the time, "I was like, 'Wait a minute. You have the greatest character of all time that you love dearly, with a cast that you love sitting at the palm of your hand at this day and age--you can do whatever you want with them--are you crazy?' And then I suddenly realized, it's not more, it's another movie. It's its own movie. And it's got to be great."

Warner Bros. officially announced a Wonder Woman sequel in July, with star Gal Gadot coming back to play the titular character once again. It's slated for release on December 13, 2019, and it might be set in the 1980s.

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Drivemanner

Hope they add even more jarring cgi in the sequel.

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SirNormanislost

@drivemanner: and super cringey dialogue

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idakooz

My only wish is that they make her a little more skimpy. Like instead of a regular panty, use a thong!

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phrasesound

Really liked action scenes in this one. All three of them.

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straightcur

The reality is, they couldve hired another director instead of being backed in to a corner. I doubt there would be much difference. Good movie, but really doesnt do anything out of the ordinary.

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cboye18

Just saw the film today. I thought it was terrible and even more cringeworthy compared to BvS.

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yukushi

Pimp the wonder woman series until it flops then you reboot it.

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Richardthe3rd

Loved the movie, I'll be very excited for another.

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Ayato_Kamina_1

At least Gal will get paid for this one.

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Terminator95

DC over Kiddie Marvel Any Day !

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DarthBluntSaber

I liked the plot, but 30 some minutes of slow-mo got really old. And the 45 second long scene at the end of her yelling "noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo". That was just awful.

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wicked_laugh

@darthbluntsaber: aye. Slo-mo action scenes are really played out now.

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DarthBluntSaber

@wicked_laugh: yeah I don't mind a couple scenes in a movie, but there were just too many in WW. I would have rather had a few scenes showing her move that fast in real time. I think a balance of the 2 is needed. Too much slow-mo just makes the scenes drag on. As they say, everything in moderation.

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Terminator95

@darthbluntsaber: lol

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DarthBluntSaber

@Terminator95: lolol