Patty Jenkins has officially signed on to direct the sequel to Wonder Woman, a Warner Bros. representative confirmed. Photo Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Patty Jenkins to direct Wonder Woman sequel and become highest-paid female director of all time

Deal to write, direct and produce superheroine sequel will net Jenkins around US$8 million, with Gal Gadot to reprise her role as the lasso-wielding princess and the action reportedly switching to the cold war

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is springing back into action for a sequel to the summer blockbuster, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.

Jenkins reportedly signed a deal in the US$8 million range to write, direct and produce the sequel, making her the highest-paid woman director of all time, Variety reported. She was already attached to the film and has been at work on the script with DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns.

Gal Gadot in a first world war trench scene in Wonder Woman. She has signed on for the sequel, where the action will switch to the cold war. Photo: Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Pictures

Wonder Woman was the fourth instalment in the DC Extended Universe and the first feature-length film for the superheroine.

Having grossed US$410 million at the box office domestically and US$816 million globally, it is the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman. It also earned an impressive 92 per cent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, despite what James Cameron had to say.
Director Patty Jenkins, left, and Gal Gadot arrive at the Wonder Woman Los Angeles premiere in May. Photo: Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA/TNS

Gal Gadot will reprise her role as the indomitable lasso-wielding princess for the sequel, which reportedly will be set in the final days of the cold war and see her taking on Soviet forces.

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Wonder Woman 2 is slated to hit cinemas on December 13, 2019. In the meantime, Gadot’s Diana Prince will make a return appearance this November in the Batman-Superman movie Justice League.