The sequel to this year’s most popular movie is on track, and its director is back on board in a big way. According to Deadline, Patty Jenkins is in the final stages of signing a deal to direct the sequel to Wonder Woman. While there was a bit of a noticeable lag in this announcement, considering how quickly the film became a hit, it’s now on track, and Jenkins’ deal “will be reached soon,” according to a source at Warner Bros.
Also per the source, whenever it’s completed, Jenkins’ deal to direct Wonder Woman 2 will make her the highest-paid female director in Hollywood.
Patty Jenkins & The Sequel to Wonder Woman: Moving Ahead for 2019
Before the news broke of Patty Jenkins securing a huge deal to come back for the Wonder Woman sequel, it had already been confirmed that she was working on the script. Back in June, Geoff Johns, in charge of the DC Comics world at Warner Bros., revealed, “Patty and I are writing the treatment right now. The goal is to make another great Wonder Woman film.”
Plot details are, of course, expected to be kept tightly under wraps. The first film deftly crafted the origin story for Diana (Amazonian Goddess) Prince, blending elements of fantasy, action, romance, and comedy. Many fans are hopeful that Chris Pine will return as Diana Prince’s dashing love, World War I pilot Steve Trevor, though—SPOILER ALERT—it may take a few hefty plot twists to resurrect his character. Jenkins is keeping tightlipped about almost everything but did drop a noteworthy tidbit—that the story for the sequel will be set in the United States.
Fans will certainly be hoping for more magic in a bottle with the sequel. Since opening in early June, Wonder Woman has earned more than $800 million worldwide. According to its star, Gal Gadot, “It just shows that the world was ready for a female-driven action movie.”
The world will be ready once more come December 13, 2019, when Patty Jenkins delivers Wonder Woman 2 to theaters.