Since 1927, Time magazine has honored a person or group who “has done the most to influence the events of the year” with the prestigious title of Person of the Year. Time recently shared the shortlist for the 2017 Person of the Year, which included Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. (Note, since this article was written Time announced that their Person of the Year is The Silence Breakers of the #MeToo movement.)
“The Wonder Woman director broke numerous box office records this year. After becoming the first woman to direct a film that made more than $100 million in its opening weekend, she signed on to direct a highly anticipated second installment in the boundary-breaking franchise,” read the magazine’s justification for inclusion in the shortlist.
Jenkins expressed her gratitude on Twitter, saying, “Wow. Wow. This is pretty stunning. Thanks to all who voted and are voting for me. So flattering.” Along with the return of Gal Gadot in the titular role, Jenkins will return to direct the 2019 Wonder Woman sequel. She is currently co-writing the script with Dave Callaham (The Expendables) and DC Films co-chairman Geoff Johns.
“It’s a similar formula insofar as making a great, enjoyable fun movie but that ultimately in its third act turns some very big issues, and a very big experience that will aim to have slightly more weight and profundity than it has to have. It’s got great fun from the start and great big superhero presence from the start, and is funny and a great love story again and a couple new unbelievable characters who I’m so excited about, who are very different than were in the last movie,” Jenkins said.
Wonder Woman 2 is set to hit theaters November 1, 2019.