After the smash success of Wonder Woman, she’s getting a bit of a raise, too.
This has been a roller coaster ride for Jenkins, who rocketed from the beloved indie director of Monster to one of Hollywood’s most sought-after blockbuster makers. She’s even aroused the ire (or perhaps envy?) of director James Cameron (Terminator, Avatar), who scolded her publicly for creating “an objectified icon” out of the hero from Themyscira. He said Wonder Woman is “just male Hollywood doing the same old thing… it’s a step backwards.” Jenkins seemed a little mystified at being called “male Hollywood.” She replied on Twitter that “there is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman” and that women can judge for themselves what kind icons they prefer.
Obviously Warner Bros. wants Jenkins to keep doing whatever it was that brought in almost a billion dollars. Variety reports that she’s already working on a script with DC film universe head Geoff Johns. Her contract reportedly involved her writing, directing, and producing the sequel, as well as “a substantial backend of box office grosses.” Godot is returning to star, and the movie is slated for release December 13, 2019.
No word yet on the plot of the film, but it’s likely to pick up where Batman v. Superman left off, in the present day.