Patty Jenkins will direct 'Wonder Woman 2'

A Warner Bros. representative confirmed Jenkins' return on Monday after Variety first reported the news

A Warner Bros. representative confirmed Jenkins return on Monday after Variety first reported the news

Variety reports that Jenkins recently closed her deal to return for the sequel, which is due in theaters in 2019.

Jenkins was already working on the script for the upcoming sequel, per Variety, so it only made sense that she would eventually return to direct as well. It was later reported that she would also be getting a huge pay increase from the first film, become the highest paid female director in Hollywood.

Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins on the set of Wonder Woman

Ms. Jenkins would not immediately comment on the news, which was confirmed by someone familiar with the deal but not authorized to speak publicly about it.

#WonderWomanwas a labor of love for Patty Jenkins, and the result was a success beyond anyone's expectation. And with Wonder Woman's pivotal role in Warner Bros.' new mantra of optimistic and "fun" superhero movies, why wouldn't Jenkins be at the helm of this new direction?

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A sequel was greenlit nearly immediately after Wonder Woman surprised Hollywood with its extraordinary reviews and opening weekend, with star Gal Gadot set to return. The sequel is slated to open in December 2019.

"Patty and I are writing the treatment right now".

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Throughout its theatrical run, Wonder Woman has managed to surpass $800 million worldwide with $410 million domestically and $404 million at the global box office, thus far.

Jenkins was paid $1 million to direct the first movie, according to the trade, after she came on to replace director Michelle McLaren, who left over creative differences.

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