At last, Wonder Woman 2 has secured Patty Jenkins as director

Screengrab via Gal Gadot  Twitter

Variety reports that Patty Jenkins, who directed the hugely popular Wonder Woman solo film starring Gal Gadot, is officially on-board to direct the sequel.

A source pegged the deal at $5 million, which makes it the top deal of this year's TIFF market to date, tied with Neon's pickup of I, Tonya.

Sources say Jenkins will receive directing and writing fees in the high seven figures (think somewhere in the $7 to $9 million range) on Wonder Woman 2 but, more significantly, will have a considerable backend.

After Wonder Woman 2 was confirmed a couple months ago, Jenkins had teased that the superhero might be seen in the U.S. this time.

Gal Gadot stars in the title role of Wonder Woman, which also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Saïd Taghmaoui and Eugene Brave Rock. The total domestic collection went up to $402 million while the global collection of the film went past $800 million.

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It's not unusual for high-power studios to start new directors off with one-film deals these days, and Gadot's initial deal was standard for an emerging actress.

But how much will Jenkins get for the sequel? We all know that Diana has basically gone incognito by the time BvS rolls out, so perhaps something in the movie will give us a look on why Wonder Woman made a decision to stop her super-heroing.

Johns said the overall goal was to "make another great "Wonder Woman" film, and we have no doubt that the team will do a great job!" She was paid $1 million for directing the first Wonder Woman movie, so you can guess how huge amount she would be getting to helm its sequel.

The movie is set to be released on Dec 13, 2019. It recently crossed the $410 million mark in North America, and its overseas box office collection is pegged at over $800 million.

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