Warner Bros. has announced that it will be moving Wonder Woman 2 up from December 13, 2019 to November 1, 2019. A lot of times when films move their release date, it tends to raise some eyebrows, but this is one of those few instances where it makes perfect sense.
First off, the date is over a month earlier, meaning that it has nothing to do with the overall status of the project (not that it’s late enough for them to be worrying about script or production issues just yet). Second, Star Wars: Episode IX is a project that is set to hit on December 20, 2019, the week after the old release date of Wonder Woman 2.
As it stands, this is a clear move for Warner Bros. to avoid the behemoth that is Star Wars. As big as DC is, it’s probably in both brands’ best interest for there to be a bit of a buffer between the films. This is especially true for Wonder Woman, who proved to have a long tail at the box office this year. Better to have as much of a gap between it and the next film as possible so that tail and stretch on for as long as it can.
When Wonder Woman 2 was first announced, the month of December was mostly uninhabited. However, in light of Lucasfilm’s sacking of Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow and hiring of JJ Abrams, they pushed back the film from May 2019 to December 2019, now prompting the change from Warner Bros.
Wonder Woman 2 currently rules the November 1 weekend, but James Bond 25 is set to hit theaters the next weekend on November 8, and a few weeks later on November 22, we will see the release of an untitled Fox/Marvel film. Finally, on November 27, Disney will be releasing Frozen 2, which will probably set the world on fire as well.
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