For those of us eagerly awaiting the follow up to Patty Jenkins’ 2017 smash hit, we’ll now have to wait another seven months than originally anticipated, as Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed back to June 5, 2020.
Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution, said, “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 is the eighth installment in the DC Universe, and the fourth movie featuring Gadot’s Wonder Woman. The first pic earned $821.8 million worldwide, including $412.6 million in North America. The movie is the highest-grossing film with a female director, as well as the 22nd-highest-grossing movie of all time in North America.
Patty Jenkins is returning to direct. The film was originally dated on Dec. 13, 2019, but was moved forward to Nov. 1 to avoid being just a single week ahead of Disney-Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode IX, which opens on Dec. 20, 2019. This move will also give DC’s others Fall 2019 film, Joker, a little more breathing room as they were set to open only four weeks apart from one another.
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