While the summer blockbuster movie Wonder Woman may have already hit the discount theaters, that’s not stopping momentum created by the film’s unexpected success at the box office. It’s been released that Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman, has officially inked a deal with Warner Brothers to helm the film’s sequel, due out December 13, 2019.
Though Jenkins received some high profile criticism for her depiction of the fabled Diana Prince, that hasn’t stopped Jenkins from officially becoming the highest paid female film director in history as a result of her newest contract. Projected to get paid between $7 and $8 million, she greatly outpaced former record holder Nancy Meyers who peaked at around $5 million.
Discussion of the film’s depiction of powerful femininity and potential for future big budget, female-led superhero flicks is readily found on the internet. As for Salt Lake magazine, check out our Digital Media Manager Andrea’s Salt Lake Speaks podcast with Jeff Counts of Big Movie Mouth Off about what the Wonder Woman film might mean for the ongoing cinematic gender battle.
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