Despite only being in theaters for a little over a week, Wonder Woman is by far the most successful DC film of the current era, so it’s no wonder that a sequel has already been confirmed. A lot of the success of the movie can be attributed to the hard work of its director Patty Jenkins, who has yet to be signed on for Wonder Woman 2.
While some might see that as a bad sign, it’s actually positive news that the first female director of a DC film is still in negotiations regarding the next installment. By not taking the first offer put on the table, Jenkins could command a higher salary, more creative control, or other important elements.
Not only does this obviously benefit her, but the ability to have full control over the product is a huge possibility, hopefully eliminating outside interference from executive big wigs that are disassociated with the product.
Needless to say that after waiting 14 years to direct Wonder Woman and earning $103.3 million domestically in its opening week, the director has certainly earned the right to negotiate and Warner Bros. seems to agree. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins impressed the studio so much that they are considering a more expensive deal that would allow her to work with Geoff Johns on a script treatment for that movie and possibly others as well.
While Johns is certainly a capable scriptwriter, Jenkins assistance would likely help a lot, as the DC movies have faced a number of setbacks with scripts and creative issues in the past couple of months. It’s very exciting to be a DC superhero fan again, after a number of mediocre and disappointing installments in the series.
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