Patty Jenkins has officially signed on to direct the Wonder Woman sequel, Variety reports.
Warner Bros. first announced Wonder Woman 2 earlier this summer at San Diego Comic-Con, and confirmed soon after that Gal Gadot would return to play Diana Prince / Wonder Woman. At the time, Jenkins had only signed on to direct the first film, and since then she’s reportedly been negotiating with the studio over her pay. The delay came down to Jenkins’ expectation that she be paid “substantially more” than she was the first time around, according to Deadline.
This shouldn’t come as any surprise: Wonder Woman became the highest-grossing, live-action film directed by a woman, ever, which undoubtably gave Jenkins an edge at the negotiating table.
Jenkins is reportedly working on the film script with Geoff Johns, president of DC Comics. Though not much is known about the sequel’s plot, Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Toby Emmerich told Variety the movie would take place “somewhere between 1917 and 2017.”
The sequel is set to premiere on December 13th, 2019.