Warner Bros. has moved the release of Wonder Woman 1984 back seven months from November 1, 2019 to June 5, 2020. The movie now shares the same opening weekend as its predecessor which debuted in 2017.
Star, Gal Gadot took to social media on Monday to reveal that the Patty Jenkins directed film is set to move.
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
Shortly after Gardot made the announcement Warner Bros. President of Domestic Distribution, Jeff Goldstein released a statement saying, “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 stars Gal Gardot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince alongside Chris Pine returning as Steve Trevor as well as newcomer Kristen Wiig as the supervillain Cheetah/Barbara Ann Minerva. Pedro Pascal is rumoured to be playing Maxwell Lord.
“It’s not a sequel. It’s its own story,” Gadot said during the film’s San Diego Comic Con panel. “It’s a whole new movie. The bar is very high, but our aspirations are even higher. So we just give it everything that we have and hope you guys will love what we bring.”
While the longer wait is slightly disappointing, the new release date gives Wonder Woman 1984 a chance to shine – away from any perceived competition.