Why the 'Wonder Woman 1984' Release Date Delay May Actually Be a Good Thing

At least according to Gal Gadot.

by Josie Rhodes Cook
'Wonder Woman'

If you’re one of the many fans anxiously awaiting any news on the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, we’ve got a disappointing update for you. Wonder Woman 1984, which was previously was set to open on November 1, 2019, has been pushed back by quite a bit.

Actress Gal Gadot, who portrays Wonder Woman in the Warner Bros. film, confirmed on Twitter that the release date for Wonder Woman 1984 is delayed by about 7 months, adding that she’s “super excited” by the announcement. So hopefully, the setback means the studio is simply taking the time it needs to make sure everything about the superhero sequel is perfect.

Wonder Woman 1984 will now be released on June 5, 2020, according to Gadot, who tweeted: “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!!!”

Warner Bros. confirmed the news in a statement not long after Gadot tweeted, Entertainment Weekly reports.

“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,” the statement reads. “This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”

So far, fans don’t know a whole lot about the sequel to Wonder Woman aside from this new release date. We do know that the film will be set in 1980s America, and that Chris Pine will return even though he seemed to die in the original movie. We also know that Kristen Wiig will play the cat-like villain Cheetah.

Unfortunately, fans will now have to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what the film is about.

Wonder Woman 2 is currently scheduled for release in theaters on June 5, 2020.

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