Warner Bros. has announced that fans of Wonder Woman will have to wait a little longer for her next big-screen outing.
Wonder Woman 1984 will now release on June 5, 2020, seven months later than its original November 1, 2019 release. Star Gal Gadot tweeted the following picture Monday morning to announce the change.
Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020. Be there or be square!!!
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 22, 2018
Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, released a statement regarding the release date change. “We had tremendous success releasing the first Wonder Woman film during the summer, so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did. This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”
Wonder Woman 1984 sees Gadot reunite with director Patty Jenkins and co-star Chris Pine. Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig are also set to appear in the newest installment. The film will follow Diana through the 80s as she continues her mission to protect and guide humanity.
Wonder Woman 1984 now has the weekend of June 5th, 2020 to itself so this was likely a pure business decision. However, Todd Phillip’s upcoming Joker releases October 4, 2019, weeks before the Wonder Woman sequel was set to release. So, this move could’ve also been made to avoid DC fatigue next fall.
Wonder Woman 1984 is now set to release worldwide on June 5, 2020.