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Patty Jenkins signs on for ‘Wonder Woman 2’

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Great news for fans of Wonder Woman today, Patty Jenkins has signed on to direct a sequel! Variety exclusively broke the story earlier tonight that Jenkins has closed a deal with Warner Bros. to return.

With over $800m in the bank at the worldwide box office Jenkins has reportedly been offered a contract in the $8m range to write and direct the sequel. Wonder Woman remains in cinemas across the globe and recently crossed the $409m mark at the North American box office.

Gal Gadot is expected to the return to the role of Diana Prince in the planned 2019 release. No news yet on potential storylines or how the film might follow-up this summers origin story.

Joining Gadot in the international cast of Wonder Woman are Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Connie Nielsen (Fox’s “The Following,” “Gladiator”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”), Ewen Bremner (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Snowpiercer”), Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead,” FX’s “Better Things”), Lisa Loven Kongsli (upcoming “Ashes in the Snow”), Eugene Brave Rock (AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”) and Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”).

The film was produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Stephen Jones, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Wesley Coller and Rebecca Steel Roven serving as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Tencent Pictures and Wanda Pictures, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, “Wonder Woman.” The film is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.

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