‘Wonder Woman 1984’ To Now Hit The Silver Screen In Summer 2020
Upcoming superhero movie Wonder Woman 1984, which is based on the DC Comics character Wonder Woman and is a sequel to the 2017 flick Wonder Woman and the eighth installment in the DC Extended Universe, has set a new date for its theatrical release. Helmed by Patty Jenkins and written by Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and David Callaham, the flick will hit the marquee in the United States in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX 3D on June 5, 2020, three years to the weekend of the last blockbuster movie. The movie was previously slated for December 13, 2019 release and then shifted to November 1, 2019, before finalizing its new mid-2020 release date.
Gal Gadot, who plays the leading role in the high-profile flick, tweeted the new release date on Monday, writing, “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.” Warner Bros. Pictures’ president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein said in a statement moments after Gadot shared the news on Twitter. “This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”
Talking about how the change in the release date is going to benefit the film, Wonder Woman 1984 now has a strong chance of being the top-grossing release of the summer, just like its predecessor. It has also made the entire end-of-2019 slate less crowded, allowing other big-ticket movies to take a big sigh of relief.
Wonder Woman 1984 reunites Gal Gadot with director Patty Jenkins and co-star Chris Pine. A lot of hopes are riding on the film as its predecessor had clocked $414 million domestic from a $103m debut weekend, making it the biggest domestic grosser of the summer, larger even than Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which had amassed $389m in the same period.
After moving Wonder Woman 1984 from the 2019 slate, Warner Bros. Pictures had to put their other release Six Billion Dollar Man off its release calendar for now. The film was slated to open in cinemas on the same date now booked for Wonder Woman 1984.