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