HOLLYWOOD — Warner Bros. Pictures has roped in director Patty Jenkins to helm the sequel to “Wonder Woman,” a source close to production confirms to CNN.
The news, first reported by Variety, doesn’t come as a surprise.
She’s also continued to champion the film on social media, coming to its defense when director James Cameron said last month that “Wonder Woman” was a “step backwards” for women.
“James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though, he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman,” Jenkins said in a statement at the time.
In what has been a snoozy and, for the film business, disappointing summer at the box office, “Wonder Woman” stands as a bright spot.
The film, which debuted in June, grossed more than $410 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo. It made a record-setting $103.1 million during its opening weekend, becoming the biggest opening ever for a female director. (The previous record was held by Sam Taylor-Johnson for 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey.”)
The “Wonder Woman” sequel is set to hit theaters December 13, 2019.