Early Justice League reviews suggest that the latest entry in the DC film universe isn’t half-bad, but it’s still nowhere near as acclaimed as Wonder Woman. Lucky for us, then, that we won’t need to wait quite as long to see Gal Gadot in the sequel, as Warner Bros. has moved the film’s premiere date up by a little more than a month.
The November release slot was originally meant for an unspecified DC film, but Warner Bros. has filled the slot with Wonder Woman 2, which seems to be a much more surefire hit, instead.
By moving the premiere up, Wonder Woman 2 no longer has to contend with Star Wars: Episode IX, which is scheduled to premiere on December 20, 2019. However, November’s going to be a pretty packed month for movies too, even if no other blockbusters are scheduled for that first weekend. Following weekends will see the premiere of the highly anticipated Frozen sequel (November 27), the next James Bond (November 8), and an as-yet-unspecified X-Men movie from Fox (November 22).
We don’t know much about what to expect from the Wonder Woman sequel. Patty Jenkins is returning to direct, and Gadot will once again play the Amazon princess. Over the weekend, news circulated that Gadot had said she wouldn’t participate in a sequel unless Warner Bros. cut ties with producer Brett Ratner, who has an alleged history of sexual assault and abuse. Though some reports question the veracity of the statement, it seems unlikely that Ratner will be sticking around in any case, so Gadot will probably star in Wonder Woman 2 as planned.
Wonder Woman 2 will now premiere on November 1, 2019.