‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins is having a very good week.
Her first major big-budget studio film had a $103.2 million domestic opening, impressive by any means but especially exciting for Jenkins, who has officially broken the opening weekend cash-money record for female directors.
Gal Gadot’s contract has her locked in for a sequel but because it was Jenkins first big-budget feature, Warner Bros. followed standard practice of booking the director for only one film. Now, the ball is in her court as Warner Bros. prepares to begin negotiations for a sequel.
What will Patty Jenkins ask for? Unlimited sushi from craft services? A pony to carry her to and from set? Millions and millions and millions of dollars?
Hopefully, all three and then some. Jenkins smashed a hard-won glass ceiling and she deserves somebody’s first-born child.
You go, girl.
As Warner Bros. Plans For ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel, Patty Jenkins Has The Upper Hand
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter at @arr_scott