Jenkins to helm Wonder Woman 2

Patty Jenkins

GETTY • DCPatty Jenkins will return for Wonder Woman 2

Although there had always been talks with the director on the subject, given the success scored by Wonder Woman, Jenkins tried to "squeeze" a bigger pay check from the producers.

"Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins is springing back into action for a sequel to the summer blockbuster, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.

Movie studio Warner Bros did not comment on the news and has not given any further details on the sequel.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that her deal, which is reported to be in the $7 to $9 million range, makes Jenkins the highest-paid female filmmaker in history.

For contrast, she was paid around $1 million for the first movie.

Although Gal Gadot will return as Diana Prince for sure, Patty Jenkins was torn for a while.

Star Gal Gadot will also reprise her role as the Amazonian warrior in the sequel, which is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2019.

Gadot's Wonder Woman will next be seen in November's superhero ensemble movie Justice League, alongside Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman.

Despite the fact the official release of the Warner Bros. production was in May, the company is already working on the second part of the franchise.

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