Patty Jenkins Hopes To Return To Direct Wonder Woman 2

Posted 2017/06/10 0 0

It’s not confirmed, but Patty says they’re working on getting her back in the director’s chair.

 

Patty Jenkins will be known from here on out as the director who brought the record-smashing Wonder Woman to theaters. Given the film’s impressive box office debut, a sequel seems inevitable, though Warner Bros. has yet to confirm the director’s return for Wonder Woman 2. On Thursday night, Jenkins kept the sequel talks momentum going with Conan O’Brien, saying, “We’re working on it.”

Asked if she’s coming back, Jenkins said, “I hope to, I love it, I love the world, and we’re all really excited about it.”

Jenkins is referring to her contract negotiations, which we learned about earlier this week. Warner Bros. didn’t sign up Jenkins for multiple movies, a standard practice, but one that will likely cost them millions of dollars. After the huge success that Wonder Woman turned out to be, Jenkins now has all the power while working on a new deal. Jenkins herself set the record for the highest opening weekend for a female director at the domestic box office but as of yesterday, the DCEU’s first female-led installment had already topped $300 million at the global box office, earning Jenkins a spot amongst the ranks of the top grossing female directors of all time.

The director already seems to have an idea of where the sequel will take place as she has been vocal about bringing the character back to America, like she was seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right,” she told EW. “She’s Wonder Woman. She’s got to come to America. It’s time.” The filmmaker added, “I realized that Wonder Woman 2 is its own great movie. I made Wonder Woman. Now I want to make Wonder Woman 2. It’s a beautiful story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love.”

 

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