Patty Jenkins To Lasso A Mega-Deal For 'Wonder Woman 2' Return

Wonder Woman isn't just DC Films' highest-grossing movie; it's changed the perception of the entire brand. Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Suicide Squad, while earning a lot of money, were met with poor reviews from critics and audiences alike. Worse, it seemed like Warner Bros. had no idea of how they wanted to construct their cinematic universe, other than to throw a Justice League movie at it. Then came Wonder Woman, and suddenly all is (mostly) right.

They couldn't have done it without director Patty Jenkins, and that's why Deadline is reporting that she is on the verge of inking a deal to return for Wonder Woman 2. And once the ink on that deal dries, she'll not only be the highest-paid female director ever, but one of the highest-paid directors, period. It was expected she would come back, especially since she has been helping flesh out the sequel's story which is to be set in the 1980s.

Warner Bros. is doing the right thing by Jenkins. She deserves everything that's coming to her for helping to set DC Films on the right path, because it could have gone very differently. Remember, it was Michelle MacLaren who had the job first but creative differences (remember the talking tigers!?) forced her out. That's not a knock on MacLaren who is a very good filmmaker, it's just that Jenkins took the ball and ran with it. Now if only they could get their shit together with Justice League and The Batman...

Wonder Woman 2 opens December 13th 2019.