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Patty Jenkins becomes highest paid female director with Wonder Woman 2 raise

After bringing Warner Bros. their most successful modern DC film to date, Jenkins is reaping the rewards.

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Turns out, if the system works the way it should, when you help create not only one of the most profitable & successful films of 2017 but also the most successful and profitable of all the modern DC Comics related films, you get rewarded for that success. This time, the system is definitely working the way it should.

According to Variety, after leading the charge of creating the mega-successful Wonder Woman in 2017 part of the agreement to get Patty Jenkins back for the 2019 sequel sees her getting triple the pay she obtained for the first film. With this new agreement, Jenkins is pulling in $9 for the sequel which makes her the highest paid female director ever.

Following the disappointments they had with Batman V. Superman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League, it was a no-brainer for the studio to pay Jenkins way more after she brought them a chance to tally up a mark in the win column. Joss Whedon, David Ayer, and Zack Snyder all directed those previous not as successful films and none of them are seemingly currently working on anything more for Warner Bros. in the DC realm of things (Ayer is rumored to have a thing but rumors have really died down about that project).

Directed by Jenkins, Wonder Woman 2 is reportedly taking place in the 1980’s (a very different era than the original World War I setting) and stars Gal Gadot as the Amazonian hero once more with Kristin Wiig to star as the villainous Barbara Minerva/Cheetah. The film arrives on November 1, 2019.

 

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