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‘Wonder Woman’ sequel release date pushed back to June 2020

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  • “Wonder Woman 1984,” the sequel to the 2017 hit, “Wonder
    Woman,” has been pushed back from next November to June 2020.
  • Warner Bros. said it’s because the first “Wonder Woman” saw
    “tremendous success” during the summer.
  • But recent movies, especially “Black Panther,” have proven
    that movies can succeed at the box office outside of the summer.

The sequel to the 2017 superhero hit “Wonder Woman” has been
pushed back seven months.

“Wonder Woman 1984” was originally scheduled to be released in
November 2019, but Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot announced on
Twitter on Monday that the movie will now open on June 5,
2020. 

In a statement to Business Insider, Warner
Bros. President of Domestic Distribution Jeff
Goldstein said, “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.”

The messaging between Gadot and Goldstein is very
consistent.

The first “Wonder Woman” was released on June 2, 2017,
meaning the sequel will come to theaters almost exactly three
years later. It grossed over $821 million worldwide.

But a November release wouldn’t have doomed “Wonder Woman
1984.” Recent movies, particularly “Black Panther,” have proven
that movies can be hugely successful outside of the traditional
summer season when blockbusters are usually released. “Black
Panther” was released in February, but remains the
highest-grossing movie in the US this year and made over $1.3
billion worldwide.

Before that, “Deadpool” was released in February 2016 and
made over $783 million worldwide. Other movies like “Get Out,” “A
Quiet Place,” “Logan,” “The Nun,” and “Halloween” have been
successful outside of summer.

But it seems Warner Bros. doesn’t want to take that chance.
When it saw a June 2020 release open, it pounced, even if fans
will have to wait another seven months to see Wonder Woman
again.

In the meantime, Warner Bros. will release in “Aquaman”
this December, “Shazam!” in April, and “Joker” next
October. 

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