Apparently, it’s the season to shuffle around your release schedule, as Fox, Disney, and Warner Bros. have done so with reckless abandon in weeks past. As the days come closer and specific franchises settle into public consciousness, it only makes sense that studios would adjust their release dates to better suit the changing landscape.
Warner Bros. is the latest to do so, this time with one of their biggest properties, Wonder Woman. Back in 2017, Wonder Woman surprised everyone with its haul of $821.8 million, finally paving the way for female-led superhero movies. Additionally, it marked the first (and so far, only) critically-acclaimed entry in the DC Extended Universe. Its sequel, Wonder Woman 1984 was eventually set for November 1, 2019, and now, in a tweet from star Gal Gadot, it’s been revealed that it’s been pushed to 2020.
Here’s what Gadot said:
“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!!!
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 22, 2018
Because it’s Wonder Woman and because it’s bringing back the key creative team, it’ll likely make plenty of money no matter what, but it’s probably for the best. In a world where any factor can mean the difference of hundreds of millions of dollars (see Solo: A Star Wars Story), it’s probably best to stick as close to where you were when you first hit it big — in this case, a June release date.
This was said as much by WB’s president of domestic distribution in a statement:
“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.”
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SOURCE: Gal Gadot