As summer movie season closes new deals for future franchise films set records

Director Patty Jenkins’ superhero film, “Wonder Woman,” was the most successful movie of the summer, just ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Due to that achievement, Jenkins has now become the highest paid Hollywood female director in history with the future film, “Wonder Woman 2.”

Industry entertainment magazine, Variety was the first with the news, stating that “while an exact number could not be unveiled, sources say the number is in the $7-10 million range to write, direct and produce, making her the highest paid female director of all time.”

That amount does not even include a reportedly abundant back-end payday coupled with box-office receipts. A source close to the project explained the process of negotiating such a large payday as “challenging” to The Hollywood Reporter, and it’s been reported that negotiations have taken such a long time because Jenkins was insisting on compensation that is equal to what a man who delivered such a box-office triumph would get.

Wonder Woman has amassed $800 million at the worldwide box office, and Jenkins was paid $1 million for that job. moving forward, anyone who desires her for a big blockbuster movie should be prepared to meet her new quote.

About Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.