With Wonder Woman raking in $621.3 million, Patty Jenkins has just become the female director with the highest grossing film ever.

In a recent interview with BuzzFeed she spoke about what the success of the history-making movie means for both women’s stories and female directors in Hollywood.

“On the one hand, I’m trying to just enjoy it as a great honour. And on the other hand, it’s sad when it makes you realise that there hasn’t been as many films [directed by women] as there should be, of course. It’s a huge deal for me and a huge honour. But it is interesting in the attention that it brings to the issue.”

Speaking on the opportunity that the industry has to tell more women’s stories, she said: “I would be very surprised if it didn’t happen at this point. They might just try to replicate the same kind of movie. But nevertheless, I think it would be hard not to notice this [success] and have that change the movies that studios are green-lighting — particularly in the fact that the old formulas are not so rock-solid. The kind of movies they have thought were the blockbusters, several of those have done badly this summer. So I think it would be hard not to notice the two things.”

Patty has already started working on Wonder Woman 2, revealing that “We’re working on making the contract official.” LLY



Posted by:Carly Lewis-Oduntan

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