Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has taken to Twitter this evening to announce an altered release date for the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984. The highly anticipated sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman was originally scheduled for release on November 1st 2019, however this has now changed.
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!!!
“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!!!”
Gadot ecstatically reveals the new release date for June 5th 2020, casually brushing over the fact that it’s being delayed by seven months. The changing landscape she mentions most likely refers to the sheer amount of DC films lined up to release over the next two years and Warner Bros. decision to spread them further apart, especially when considering the fact Todd Phillips’ Joker film is set to release on October 9th, 2019.
As most will know, the DC Extended Universe has suffered an insanely rocky road since Man of Steel released in 2013, and with Wonder Woman being the highest rated film in its franchise, it should be no surprise that Warner Bros. are playing it safe for the sequel.
Helmed by returning director Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 will see Diane Prince during the events of the Cold War, coming into conflict with the Soviet Union. It will also see her team up with Cheetah, played by Kristen Wiig. Before the release of this sequel, however, DCEU fans can expect to see Aquaman on December 21st this year, followed by Shazam! on April 5th 2019.