Patty Jenkins officially set to return for ‘Wonder Woman’ sequel

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The wonder woman behind this summer's blockbuster hit 'Wonder Woman' is back.

The wonder woman behind this summer's blockbuster hit "Wonder Woman" is back.

Director Patty Jenkins has officially signed on to direct the superhero flick's highly-anticipated sequel after months of speculation, Variety reports.

Warner Bros. confirmed last month at Comic-Con that the hit would be getting a sequel come December 2019, and announced that star Gal Gadot would be reprising her role as Diana.

But Jenkins' return, according to Deadline, was waiting on a salary bump to put her on par with a male director, who would be entitled to some serious bucks after the first film's incredible box office showing.

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Warner Bros. confirmed last month at Comic-Con that the hit would be getting a sequel come December 2019, and announced that star Gal Gadot would be reprising her role as Diana.

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Jenkins' initial contract was for just one film, as, coming into "Wonder Woman," she'd only directed one movie, 2003's "Monster." One-picture deals are standard practice at Warner Bros. for directors tackling big-budget flicks for the first time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

There's no word yet on Jenkins' salary, but she's bound to have negotiated some serious cash.

"Wonder Woman" smashed box office records upon its release in July, raking in more than $800 million globally, and becoming the highest-grossing live-action movie by a female director.

The 46-year-old director is already hard at work on a script for the sequel, writer Geoff Johns told Variety in June.

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Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman (2017)

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"Patty and I are writing the treatment right now," he said. "The goal is to make another great 'Wonder Woman' film."

Warner Bros. president Toby Emmerich added that the next film will take place somewhere between 1917 and 2017.

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