A couple of months ago, Warner Bros. announced that Wonder Woman 2 would be released on December 13, 2019. Today, Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: Episode IX will be directed by J.J. Abrams, co-written by Batman v Superman and Justice League’s Chris Terrio, and come out a week later, on December 20, 2019.
That’s not good news for Wonder Woman (or Star Wars, for that matter). Having two huge blockbuster movies released so close to each other is bad for both movies. And as popular as Wonder Woman was, Star Wars is the bigger franchise. It’ll be interesting to see if Warner Bros. reacts and moves the release date of Wonder Woman 2.
Remember, they moved the original Wonder Woman away from Transformers 5, and it ended up being a very smart decision. It gave Wonder Woman room to breathe and it ended up owning the summer.
Would you move Wonder Woman 2 away from Star Wars: Episode IX if you were Warner Bros.? Let me know in the comments below.