Most talent involved with superhero movies are locked down in multi-picture deals that could take place over years (maybe even decades). And yet, director Patty Jenkins is not signed up for a sequel to "Wonder Woman," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
That there will be a sequel is a no-brainer, considering the movie's boffo box office over opening weekend. And star Gal Gadot has one of those multi-picture deals (she also appeared in "Batman v Superman" and will be in "Justice League," plus whatever "Wonder Woman" sequels may come).
THR notes that a one-movie deal is standard practice at Warner Bros. for untested directors of big-budget movies. Jenkins had only helmed one movie previous to "Wonder Woman," and that was the 2003 indie "Monster."
Now that she's proven capable of directing a movie that opened to $103.3 million, Jenkins should be able to command a pretty penny for the sequel. THR reports that negotiations should begin soon, and that Jenkins could leverage the movie's success to work on other DC-verse projects as well. And when she does sign a deal, Jenkins already has a good idea for where to set the sequel.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. Read More