“Wonder Woman 1984” is heading to theaters a little later than previously announced.
The Princess of Themyscira herself, Gal Gadot, tweeted the news Monday 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
The first film was released on June 2, 2017. It became one of the biggest hits, not only of the summer but of the entire year. Warner Bros. almost immediately greenlit the sequel. Patty Jenkins took a significant pay increase to return to the director’s chair.
“Wonder Woman 1984” also brings back Gadot and Chris Pine. This film takes place more than 65 years after the first. The original film was set during World War I. Details on Pine’s return have not been confirmed, although he will almost certainly not play the Captain Steve Trevor with whom fans – and Diana – fell in love the first time around.
But “WW 1984” has undergone a few shifts since it’s original announcement. The first date coincided with the release of the still-untitled ninth “Star Wars” film. As there is no legitimate reason to pit the two franchises against each other, Warner Bros moved up the “Wonder Woman” release date to November.
Production began a few months ago, with principle photography starting over the summer. Since Marvel is unveiling “Captain Marvel” in March, a November release for “Wonder Woman 1984” would have meant that both DC and Marvel had solo super heroine films in the same year. But as the tide is shifting and women are heading up more major releases, spacing out the releases over separate years is a smart move for the studios.
It does seem like a long time to wait, though, for eager fans who can’t get enough of Diana Prince.
Warner Bros. is distributing “Wonder Woman 1984” and will release the film in theaters on June 5, 2020.