The box-office and critical success of Wonder Woman caught pretty much everyone off guard, including Warner Bros., who is now looking to lock director Patty Jenkins in to helm the inevitable sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio only had Jenkins signed to a one-film deal for Wonder Woman, though executives are looking to open up negotiations soon. With Jenkins now a proven commodity, she could potentially demand a much higher payday to come back for another film. Which, hey, good for her. Jenkins now holds the record for the biggest female directorial opening ever (not to mention one of the best-reviewed comic films ever made) — she certainly deserves a pay bump after that.
Though she’s not technically attached, Jenkins has already expressed some interest in coming back for the sequel when Warner Bros. gets it off the ground, so it sounds like both sides are open to playing ball. With Justice League Dark/Dark Universe and Joss Whedon’s Batgirl seemingly ahead of a Wonder Woman sequel on the development slate, there looks to be more than enough time to hammer out a new contract.
Once they take a seat at the negotiating table, Jenkins could even be looking at a larger role in the DCEU, helping shape the way Wonder Woman is handled across the Justice League and crossover films. She could also consult on scripts for other projects, in addition to having a larger role in shaping the direction of the Wonder Woman sequel. All in all, it sounds like a great time to be Patty Jenkins (and a fan of Wonder Woman).
Would you like to see Jenkins come back for Wonder Woman 2, and take on a bigger role in the DCEU?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)