It seems that Patty Jenkins has had some time to rethink the release date of Wonder Woman 1984, and now she wishes she hadn’t pushed it back.
When Wonder Woman 1984 was originally announced, the release date was set for Dec. 13, 2019. It then moved up to Nov. 1, 2019, Then came the news that it would be moving all the way back to June 5, 2020. It was eventually learned that director Patty Jenkins felt rushed with those 2019 dates and she had always wanted June 2020. Now it seems she’s thought about it some more.
Jenkins revealed in a recent interview that she has screened an early cut of the film, and now she really wishes that the film could just go ahead and come out.
Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman 1984. (She’s already screened an early version of the movie!) (📸: vanzekin018) pic.twitter.com/KmlMoQHNNN
— Wonder Woman News (@WonderWoman84HQ) May 18, 2019
While we’re sure she was exaggerating a bit about wanting it to come out right this minute, we do second her feelings. It feels odd to know the film is in a state where it can be screened and yet we’re still over 12 months out from release.
Wonder Woman was released in the U.S. on June 2, 2017 and went on to earn $821M globally. Warner Bros. was anxious to get a sequel out, and that is what led to the original 2019 release dates. The move from Dec. was originally prompted by not wanting to compete with Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker. The second move was at Jenkins request, and no matter how much the wait may suck, we think it was probably the best idea for the film.
We’re definitely more excited than ever for Wonder Woman 1984 now.
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