Now Patty Jenkins has finally signed her record-breaking deal to make the second Wonder Woman film, a fellow star of the DC directing world has given his stamp of approval.
Jenkins appeared alongside Superman: The Movie‘s director Richard Donner at a Directors Guild of America event, with Donner hosting a Q&A.
And in a moving gesture, Donner presented Jenkins with a Wonder Woman-red baton which he had made for her.
Jenkins shared the news in a tweet last night:
Accompanying a picture of the pair together with the baton, Jenkins wrote: “At DGA tonight. Reminds me of last time there. Greatest honor ever!
“Q&A by Richard Donner who unwrapped and passed me a baton he’d made me.”
Jenkins added in a second tweet how much the gesture meant to her: “Truly one of the most incredible and touching moments I’ve ever experienced, from a man who changed my life when I was 7.”
Among the hundreds of likes, retweets and responses, Lucy Davis, who appeared in Wonder Woman as Steve Trevor’s secretary Etta Candy, simply wrote: “Wow!”
Following weeks of negotiations, signing the deal for the second movie leaves Jenkins expected to make between $7 and $9 million to co-write, produce and direct Wonder Woman 2.
This agreement will make her the highest-paid female director of all time, topping the $5 million that It’s Complicated writer/director Nancy Meyers earned at the height of her box office appeal.
Wonder Woman 2 will storm into cinemas just two years from now on December 13, 2019.
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