Patty Jenkins Isn’t Signed for ‘Wonder Woman 2’
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is, to make use of a Hollywood parlance, “crushing it right now.” Her first feature film effort in a dog’s age opened to a $100 million-plus weekend, roundly positive reviews, and a loving embrace from her new fandom. This time last year, she was a well-respected TV director with an Oscar-winner in her distant past; now, she’s one of the most in-demand women in the business, and a new item from The Hollywood Reporter suggests that she knows it, too.
According to sources THR leaves unnamed, Warner Bros. and Jenkins’ representation have yet to begin negotiations for the director’s participation in a likely sequel. The studio originally enlisted her to direct one Wonder Woman film, as the article states is Warner’s standard operating procedure for director’s commanding a blockbuster-sized budget for the first time. (Star Gal Gadot, however, was signed by WB for multiple films from the jump.) But Jenkins exceeded expectations on every front, and now that her value to the studio has shot through the roof, she’s got them in a bit of a chokehold. The THR item speculates that negotiations should begin soon, and when they do, it’ll be a process to keep an eye on.
In related Patty Jenkins news, it has been announced that the director will also helm a horror project for streaming service Shudder titled Ripore. A separate item from THR provides the following logline: “focuses on the heart of gangland Los Angeles, where a gruesome discovery sparks a frenetic homicide investigation, but underneath the surface lurks a darkness that leads to the end of days.” Sounds like a good time!