It’s Wonder Woman vs. Transformers on June 23, 2017

Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman just got some serious competition! Yesterday Paramount Pictures announced that it will release Transformers movies annually for at least the next three years, and Transformers 5 is going head-to-head with Wonder Woman on June 23, 2017.

This is a big deal because while they aren’t critically acclaimed, Transformers movies make bank at the box office. The last one, Transformers: Age of Extinction, made over $1.1 billion. It took this long to get a female lead superhero movie made because executives are worried that they won’t perform well at the box office. It’s important that Wonder Woman opens strong in 2017, which is why I like The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider’s suggestion.

Mother’s Day weekend is in mid-May, so Warner Bros. would just have to move the movie up one month. “Celebrate Wonder Women everywhere”. I love it! It’ll be interesting to see what moves Warner Bros. makes, if any.

Warner Bros. was put in a similar situation with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was originally supposed to open this May against Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. They made the wise move of pushing up to March 25 to ensure it had the strongest box office run possible.

Do you think Transformers 5 is a threat, or should Wonder Woman stay put on its June 23, 2017 release date? Let me know what you’d do if you were Warner Bros. in the comments below.

SOURCE: Superhero News