Given how Wonder Woman shattered all expectations, one would hope that director Patty Jenkins would already be signed on to direct Wonder Woman 2. She could also consult on scripts for other projects, in addition to having a larger role in shaping the direction of the Wonder Woman sequel. "On close-up I looked very much like Wonder Woman", she said.
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins, from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg & Geoff Johns, story by Heinberg & Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs, and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner and David Thewlis.
It is not uncommon for major movie franchises to hire a different director for individual films, though the superhero genre can find their helmers irreplaceable - like James Gunn, who pilots the $1.5 billion "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise. We will likely see her in Justice League, but this option guarantees that as long as the studio wants to make a sequel to Wonder Woman, Diana Prince will be played by Gal Gadot.
Sources speaking to theHollywood Reporter say WB made a decision to wait and see how opening weekend went before deciding to negotiate with Jenkins, and that the studio intends to begin talks soon.
Don't worry, Wonder Woman 2 is a foregone conclusion at this point, but apparently all the talk of Patty Jenkins being set to direct the sequel were misinformed. Which, hey, good for her. Jenkins now holds the record for the biggest female directorial opening ever (not to mention one of the best-reviewed comic films ever made) - she certainly deserves a pay bump after that. I have so much admiration for Patty and I would love to work with her again someday. Wouldn't it be lovely if she ended up with a multiple picture deal out of it?