‘Wonder Woman 2’ will reportedly make Patty Jenkins the highest-paid female director of all time

Writer-director Patty Jenkins (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner)

Wonder Woman was a smash hit at the box office this summer, grossing about $400 million in the United States and more than $800 million worldwide. The film earned more domestically than any other release from the extended DC Universe, and became the world’s highest-grossing live action film directed by a woman.

It stands to reason that the woman director who crafted the movie, Patty Jenkins, would deserve a considerable pay bump when it came time to direct the Wonder Woman sequel. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins has closed a deal with Warner Bros. to earn “somewhere in the $7 million to $9 million range” for her directing services on Wonder Woman 2.

The hefty salary stands to make Jenkins the highest-paid female director of all time, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jenkins deal also provides for her to share in the film’s profits.

But it seems that despite Wonder Woman’s success, Jenkins did not have an easy time clinching the deal with the studio. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Jenkins reached an agreement with the entertainment company after “an unusually lengthy and tough negotiation.”

Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter.


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