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Chris Pine and Patty Jenkins arrives for the CinemaCon 2017-Warner Brothers on March 29, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Shutterstock/File)
Patty Jenkins is officially directing the sequel to her hit film “Wonder Woman,” reports Variety.
Joining her is actress Gal Gadot to reprise her role as the titular character. The movie is set for a December 2019 release.
The announcement comes after contract negotiations: According to Variety, Jenkins could earn within the range of US$8 million, which sets her as the highest paid female director of all time.
The director has been writing the sequel with screenwriter Geoff Johns. The plot allegedly will take place in the Cold War, reports Screen Rant.
The Amazon princess reigns over other DC Extended Universe films in the US box office. According to Box Office Mojo, “Wonder Woman” has earned $410.5 million, dethroning “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” as the DCEU’s domestic top grosser.
Among the four DCEU movies, which include “Suicide Squad” and “Man of Steel,” the movie had the lowest budget—though the highest for a female director—at $150 million.
The movie was also a critical success, with critics and audiences alike praising the female superhero’s narrative and depiction. Jenkins set a new tone for superheroes through Wonder Woman, who espouses love.
“We can’t defeat the evils upon us by slaying one villain…Often what that requires is love and peace instead of battle. That is a hugely important message to the world right now from my perspective,” said Jenkins in a Rolling Stone interview.