Wonder Woman 1984’s Release Date Has Been Pushed Back to 2020
Looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer than anticipated for the Wonder Woman sequel. Warner Bros. teased a first look at the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 movie back in June, with the promise that the movie would hit theaters on November 1, 2019. But on Monday, October 22, the studio pushed back the release date by seven months, to June 5, 2020.
“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,” Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”
The sequel’s star, Gal Gadot, echoed Goldstein’s optimism about the move, tweeting, “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!!!”
The sequel’s new release date is almost exactly three years after the original’s June 2, 2017, release. As the name suggests, Wonder Woman 1984 will take place in the 1980s, decades following the events of the first film, which was set during World War I. Gadot is set to return as the titular DC superhero, with Patty Jenkins directing and (spoilers!) Chris Pine reprising his role as Steve Trevor — despite the fact that Trevor seemingly died at the end of the previous movie.
Kristen Wiig is also joining the cast to take on the villainous role of Cheetah. Jenkins revealed the official casting news on Twitter in March, telling her followers, “So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can’t wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned.”
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(photo via Clay Enos/DC Comics/Warner Bros.)