HER FEE IS IN THE $8 MILLION RANGE PLUS SUBSTANTIAL BACKEND DEALS.
Patty Jenkins is officially the director for the Wonder Woman sequel. She closed the deal just recently. She is directing, co-writing and co-producing the film.
It took a long while for Jenkins to sign on to helm the sequel. We discover that Jenkins did it on purpose to get the same wage that her male counterparts get.
Typically, according to sources, a fresh new director helming a comic book movie will get a range between $1.5M to $3M. While a director like Zack Snyder would receive $10 million. Which was the same fee for his second DC film Man of Steel. (That’s usually paid out as 20% during pre-production, 60% during production, 10% during post and 10% following).
Experts say that Jenkins fee is in the $8 million range, plus a substantial back-end deal of the box office grosses. She could still be the highest paid female director in Hollywood history if Wonder Woman 2 repeats the success of its predecessor. Wonder Woman earned a gross of $409 million at the domestic box office and $813 million worldwide. It is the fourth installment of the DC Extended Universe which launched with 2013’s “Man of Steel”. Wonder Woman was made on a $150 Million Budget. It currently has a a 92% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie not only invigorated the DC Extended Universe, but is also a movie that celebrates women empowerment. Blockbuster movies like Wonder Woman still prove that audiences still want female led movies.
Jenkins, along with screenwriter Geoff Johns, has started writing for the sequel’s treatment since June. So far, Gal Gadot is the only actor from the first film to have signed on for the sequel. The film has a release date of Dec. 23, 2019.