The release date for the sequel to the 2017 DC blockbuster Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot has been pushed back.
Warner Bros. Pictures announced that they would be pushing the project back by seven months from its original November 1st, 2019 release date for a June 5th, 2020 date. Wonder Woman 1984 star Gal Gadot took to Twitter to voice her excitement for the film’s new release date.
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
“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,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. Pictures’ president of domestic distribution.
The decision to move the DC Extended Universe film was likely influenced by Warner Bros. desire to avoid competition with the Terminator reboot and Frozen 2, which would limit the maximum amount of profits for Wonder Woman 1984. A summer release date would work best as the first Wonder Woman film was able to break numerous box office records when it released in June of last year.
Wonder Woman 1984 is set to be a Cold War period piece with director and co-writer Patty Jenkins returning to helm the film. Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman with Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig starring as Steve Trevor and Cheetah respectively. Narcos star Pedro Pascal has been cast in an unknown role for the film.
Set during the late height of Cold War tensions, the film sees Diana come into conflict with the Soviet Union and encountering a new enemy in Cheetah.
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