Although Wonder Woman 1984 is well into production, the film’s November 1, 2019, release date has been pushed back—by a whopping seven months, according to Gal Gadot.
Gadot doesn’t provide any information as to why the film is being pushed back, instead putting a positive spin on the news.
“Super exciting to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home,” Gadot said.
Audiences will now have to wait until June 5, 2020, until Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters. Coincidentally, a Marvel movie with a similar date was recently pushed out of the summer schedule. Many expected that film to be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but because of James Gunn’s firing, production had to be pushed back.
If that’s the reason behind Wonder Woman’s delay, it shows just how confident Warner Bros. is in the sequel. By putting it in a premiere summer spot, it suggests Warner Bros. believes the movie will dominate its rivals, rather than releasing toward the end of 2019, when interest may be lower.
The sequel will see Gadot’s Wonder Woman battling against Kristen Wiig’s Barbara Minerva (a.k.a. Cheetah). Additionally, audiences can also expect Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor to reunite with Gadot’s Wonder Woman, despite his untimely demise in the first movie.
Wonder Woman 1984 now hits theaters on June 5, 2020.