Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins is on the shortlist for TIME’s Person of the Year. The Monster director helmed the first live-action Wonder Woman movie which starred Gal Gadot as the DC superhero. The movie was the fourth installment in Warner Bros. DC Comics-based universe and remains as the only critically acclaimed movie in the franchise.
Wonder Woman had released in June 2017 and became the highest-grossing superhero origin movie released, domestically and internationally. The DC movie scored Jenkins the top-honor for becoming the first woman director to make a movie that grossed over $100 million during its opening weekend. Wonder Woman finished the theatrical run with $821.7 million global box office gross, making it the highest-grossing DCEU movie domestically and the second highest-grossing movie of the year.
The Wonder Woman movie and Patty Jenkins have been influential on the news since the movie had hit screens and TIME Magazine recognizes this. TIME’s Person of the Year is determined based on how influential a person was in the year.
Take a look at Jenkins’ reaction to the news below:
Other finalists for TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year include Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, U.S. President Donald Trump, and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, among others. TIME will decide who becomes 2017’s Person of the Year, though the magazine’s readers had a hand in deciding who made it onto the shortlist by voting for their preferred candidates, and Jenkins was among the top people chosen.
Now that Wonder Woman is out on home video, Jenkins is ramping up pre-production for Wonder Woman 2, which she has signed on to direct in a deal that makes her the highest-paid woman director. Wonder Woman 2 will begin its filming in summer 2018 and has planned for a November 2019 release.