Patty Jenkins To Direct ‘Wonder Woman’ 2019 Sequel

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Updated September 12, 2017

Patty Jenkins will return to direct the 2019 sequel to this year’s hit superhero movie ‘Wonder Woman’, film trade publications said on Monday, after she became the highest-grossing female director in Hollywood history.

Jenkins, 46, will once again direct Israeli actress Gal Gadot as the titular superhero in “Wonder Woman 2,” scheduled for release on December 13, 2019, publications including Variety and Hollywood Reporter said.

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

“Wonder Woman” rode to the top of the box office in June on a wave of good reviews and female empowerment, and with $816.4 million at the worldwide box office, it is now the second-biggest movie of the year after the live action version of “Beauty and the Beast.”

According to Variety Ms. Jenkins stands to earn around $8 million for writing, directing and producing the movie, along with a percentage of the box office a big jump from the $1 million she was paid the first time around.

REUTERS