Director Patty Jenkins confirms return for 'Wonder Woman' sequel

Wonder Woman World Premiere held at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. (Adriana M. Barraza/

Filmmaker Patty Jenkins has confirmed she will be returning to direct the "Wonder Woman" follow-up.

The hit DC Comics film starring Gal Gadot as the superheroine lead made history at the box office following its June 2 release - the feature became the highest-grossing live-action movie directed by a woman ever with worldwide earnings of $663 million.

With such success, fans were surprised to learn Jenkins wasn't immediately signed to a contract to direct a sequel, but the director revealed she had to think about the prospect a little bit before signing on to helm "Wonder Woman 2."

“I had an epiphany about Wonder Woman 2," she shared during a Q&A talk at a Women in Film screening. "I was like, you don’t have to do this. It doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion that you do Wonder Woman 2. But then as I was falling asleep I had an epiphany.

"I was like, Wait a minute. You have the greatest character of all time that you love dearly, with a cast that you love sitting at the palm of your hand at this day and age — you can do whatever you want with them — are you crazy? And then I suddenly realized, it’s not more, it’s another movie. It’s its own movie. And it’s got to be great."

Jenkins is currently working on the script for the Wonder Woman follow-up and she plans to weave current events into the developing plotlines.

"It’s a continuation of the same character, but there’s a great, entirely different story to be told," she shared. "With this character in our—in the world, that’s fun, because now she exists, just funny, and also says something profound about the world we’re in right now.”

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