A new post on Twitter by Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot suggests that the release date of the sequel to Wonder Woman has been shifted back until June 5, 2020.
Gadot has been filming the movie recently and has now confirmed its release date for Summer 2020.
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
“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,” she wrote.
Wonder Woman 1984 was earlier expected to release next year in November. However, it seems like the release date has been pushed back which means that Shazam! will be the only DCU film to get released in 2019. DC will also release its Joker standalone film starring Joaquin Phoenix next year, but it will not be under DCEU’s timeline.
It’s still unclear why Wonder Woman 1984 shifted back its release date, but one of the reasons could be that the first film released in June 2017. Even Gadot said that the film will be put “back to its rightful home”. No details about Wonder Woman 1984 have been released officially yet, although Gadot shared a few details about the project during the San Diego Comic-Con this year.
“It’s not a sequel, it’s its own story,” Gadot said. “It’s own chapter, a whole new movie. The bar is very high, but our aspirations are even higher. so we just give it everything that we have and hoping what we bring you guys will love.”
Here’s what some of the DC Fans had to say on Twitter:
DC may be pushing some films b ack, but we say take your time and do it right. We got your back!#DCEU#WonderWoman1984 pic.twitter.com/eIzUQFjcA0
— McBlam Entertainment (@McBlamEnt) 22 October 2018
You know, I'm actually not opposed to #WonderWoman1984 getting pushed back to June 5, 2020. It's a very smart decision on WB/DC's part. Now they won't have to compete with Star Wars: Episode IX or Frozen 2. Still excited for this movie either way! https://t.co/XCKMi8QF7a
— Michael Vitti (@mvitti417) 22 October 2018
— Angie 'The Dark Phoenix' Shanklin? (@Da_Nerdette) 22 October 2018
I hope that the push back in release date for #WonderWoman1984 means it'll be EVEN better than it was already going to be
— Sydney (@SydneyAlex333) 22 October 2018
Wonder Woman 84 and birds of prey in 2020 pic.twitter.com/7W3jncdFUo
— josie ?? (@emiliaheards) 22 October 2018
I understand that this was done to ensure that the movie has no direct competition at the box office but it is still going to be VERY challenging as waiting almost two years for #WonderWoman84 ? pic.twitter.com/j6L7z8eTER
— ????? ℝ?????? ℙ ?️? (@DavidRP91) 22 October 2018
Anybody know why? Looked at the fall 2019 date that #WonderWoman1984 originally held and it seems like it could’ve owned the box office for 3-4 weekends. I’m not sure Any summer release can have those kind of legs https://t.co/qRYvI4J77y
— Christian Jessup (@c_t_jessup) 22 October 2018
— Thomas Patterson: ᏕᎮᎧᎧᏦᎩ 丂卄丨ㄒ卩ㄖ丂ㄒ乇尺 (@teeaype) 22 October 2018
In an unpredictable era of studio mergers, box office bombs and fluctuating audience tastes, at least there's one franchise on which we can constantly rely to make baffling reactionary decisions! Never change, #DCEU… #WonderWoman1984 #WW1984 pic.twitter.com/Paj53wNobo
— Tom Buxton (@TomBuxtonUncut) 22 October 2018
so no wonder woman 84 till 2020 huh pic.twitter.com/Sr2o9zcU00
— ur local mess | ?? (@newonders) 22 October 2018
Tfw you have to wait another damn year for the Wonder Woman sequel but remember that you’ll be getting WW84 and Birds of Prey in the same year pic.twitter.com/kcKncO1kc6
— donnia (@fincherism) 22 October 2018