The follow-up to last year's Wonder Woman will be moving from its previously set November X 2019 release in favor of a summer 2020 launch. Gal Gadot broke the news on Twitter to share the new release date with fans all over the world.
Warner Bros' Jeff Goldstein added.
"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."
Naturally, it's disappointing that we have to wait an extra seven months before Wonder Woman 1984 rocks up in cinemas. After a bunch of poorly received movies, the DCEU was in need of something upbeat. Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman did away with the bleak tones of previous DCEU installments and delivered a bright, fun, and insanely entertaining origin story. Critics and audiences agreed with Wonder Woman making more than $820 million worldwide.
An early summer release was perfect for the first film, and with all the studios shuffling their schedules, summer real estate doesn't remain vacant for long. Marvel recently removed an untitled film from the summer schedule (most likely Guardians of the Galaxy 3), so their loss is DC's gain.
Patty Jenkins returns to direct the sequel in addition to co-writing the screenplay alongside Geoff Johns and David Callaham. As the title suggests, the follow-up will be set in 1984 and Diana face off against Cheetah, an evil goddess portrayed by Kristen Wiig. Also starring Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, and despite being seemingly killed in World War I, Chris Pine is back as Steve Trevor. Wonder Woman 1984 is released on June 5, 2020.
Our next visit to the DCEU arrives later this year with James Wan's Aquaman swimming into cinemas on December 21st.