Fans will have to wait a bit longer for Gal Gadot’s return as Wonder Woman. Warner Bros. just announced that Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed back 7 months, from November 1, 2019 to June 5, 2020, a date that Warner Bros. already had reserved for a DC movie.
Warner Bros. President of Domestic Distribution Jeff Goldstein stated, “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.”
Gal Gadot commented on the move on Twitter:
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
It was a bit odd having Wonder Woman 1984 open less than a month after Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker (October 4, 2019). However, many fans were expecting The Batman to take the June 2020 release date, after director Matt Reeves stated that he hoped to start shooting in the spring or summer of 2019.
That said, it makes sense that Warner Bros. would want to release Wonder Woman 1984 in the summer again. They had a lot of success in that slot in 2017 with the first one.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter