LOS ANGELES (KBCWtv) — Warner Bros. has confirmed Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has officially signed on to direct the sequel, according to Variety.

The critically acclaimed superhero movie earned over $816 million worldwide during the summer 2017 release. Jenkins was the top choice for the sequel, especially when the negotiations took several months to finalize her return.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 25: Director Patty Jenkins arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures'

Patty Jenkins (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Though Warner Bros. declined to comment on Jenkins’ salary for the next film, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter her take home would range between the $7 million to $9 millon mark. Which would make Jenkins the highest-paid female filmmaker in history.

Gal Gadot will also reprise her role in the sequel which is expected to be released in theaters on December 13, 2019.

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