The Wonder Woman sequel — Wonder Woman 1984 — has been pushed from its 2019 release date. Instead, it’s new premiere will be June 5, 2020. Lead actress Gal Gadot tweeted the news today.
The new release date lands Wonder Woman 1984 in the height of summer blockbuster season, something that was deliberate as Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein confirmed in a statement, moments after Gadot tweeted.
“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,” said Goldstein.
Previously, DC shifted the release of the long-standing solo Flash movie from 2020 to 2021. In 2019, they will release Shazam! and Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the Joker. Other DC movies slated for 2020 are Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey and the Suicide Squad sequel — but don’t expect those dates to be cemented.
Wonder Woman 1984 debuted first-look footage at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Gal Gadot is reprising the titular role and Patty Jenkins returns as director. It’s confirmed that Steve Trevor will be returning, but no one’s quite sure how. Kristen Wiig joins the cast as Cheetah, one of Wonder Woman’s primary antagonists. As implied by the title, the Wonder Woman sequel will take place in 1984.