Wonder Woman was DC's breakout hit of the year, which is surprising, not because it was directed by a woman and starring a woman, but because it was good. While, lead Gal Gadot had options for future Wonder Woman sequels, director Patty Jenkins was only signed on for one film, leading Warner Bros. to beg for her to come back for the sequel.
Jenkins and WB have reached a deal, as the director confirmed she will return for the sequel.
"I had an epiphany about Wonder Woman 2," she told the audience of fellow female filmmakers, "I was like, you don't have to do this. It doesn't have to be a foregone conclusion that you do Wonder Woman 2. But then as I was falling asleep I had an epiphany. I was like, Wait a minute. You have the greatest character of all time that you love dearly, with a cast that you love sitting at the palm of your hand at this day and age — you can do whatever you want with them — are you crazy?And then I suddenly realized, it's not more, it's another movie. It's its own movie. And it's got to be great."
Wonder Woman had the biggest opening weekend box office take ever for a female director at $223 million, when combining domestic and foreign. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the film's audience was 52% women, while previous superhero films relied on a 60% or higher male audience.
Meanwhile, Geoff Johns already announced he's working on the script for the sequel with Jenkins.