That huge pile of receipts busted the record for the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film directed by a woman. Given how Wonder Woman shattered all expectations, one would hope that director Patty Jenkins would already be signed on to direct Wonder Woman 2.
So what did Wonder Woman have that DC's films could draw from going forward?
Warner Bros. knew that producing the first modern female-led superhero film for a major studio would be a big deal, but they couldn't have known what impact the film would have on audiences. Instead, I will simply say that it was a very enjoyable superhero movie with as much pop and sizzle as any of the big-budget blockbusters that have come before it.
EW talked to our fearless leader back in April, and she discussed wanting to set a possible Wonder Woman sequel in America.
When she was hired, she had only directed the 2003 film Monster.
Most importantly, the Wonder Woman sequel will chart at least some of the time between the first movie and Diana's present day activities alongside Batman, Superman, and the Justice League.
So what we'd like to see is Patty Jenkins getting the same treatment. After arriving at her office in Paris, she takes a look at the black-and-white image, which shows her in full Wonder Woman outfit. I think it is an wonderful scene and made me smile when I watched the movie.
Warner Bros. should give Jenkins whatever she wants to direct Wonder Woman 2.
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. "Thank you all, I love you all so much". But what's important to me is that girls like my niece now have another story of success paving the way to their own, hopefully brighter, future.