AceShowbiz - "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins is in final negotiations with Warner Bros. to helm the sequel. Deadline is the first to report the good news, stating that the female filmmaker is close to signing a "historic" deal with the studio to step back into the director's chair for the follow-up to this year's box office hit.
While "Wonder Woman 2" was officially confirmed at the recent Comic-Con, Jenkins' involvement beyond writing a treatment for the sequel was not confirmed until just now. Word is Jenkins' negotiations about her salary after "Wonder Woman" became such a smash hit have led to both parties delaying their deal.
The female filmmaker "expects to be paid substantially more and the same as a male director would receive after such a box office coup," the site states. "That desire was seconds away from becoming a reality on Thursday evening as a deal was being finalized which would elevate her as the highest-paid female director in town."
No figure has been reveal, but the site did say that Jenkins' "payday and deal is in line with any other director who has performed at this level." A studio source has told the news outlet that both parties are "confident the deal will be reached soon."
"Wonder Woman 2" is set for a December 13, 2019 release in theaters across the nation. Geoff Johns provides the screenplay for the upcoming flick. Gal Gadot is set to return as Diana Prince. It's been reported that Chris Pine will also return for the sequel despite his character's apparent death in the first movie.
Additionally, Lynda Carter is said to be circling a role in the film. The 65-year-old actress, who played the original Wonder Woman on the 1970s TV show, said in an interview last month that she had already discussed a possible appearance with Jenkins. "We were trying to get me in the first one and we couldn't make it work with our timing," she said. "It really is up to Patty, and if it works in an organic way it'll be great fun and it'll be wonderful to do."