Warner Bros. and DC have decided to push back the release date of their Wonder Woman sequel by seven whole months.
Originally scheduled to arrive in theaters on Nov. 1, 2019, Director Patty Jenkins’ sequel, titled Wonder Woman 1984, will now open on June 5, 2020.
The film’s star tweeted out the new release date this afternoon:
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
“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,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution said in a statement. “This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.” This decision is likely in hopes of repeating the box office success of the original, which was released in June 2017.
Wonder Woman opened with $103.3 million domestically during it’s first weekend on its way to a $820 million worldwide gross.
Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Nathasha Rothwell and Robin Wright.