On Monday, Oct. 22, Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot tweeted that the heavily anticipated sequel Wonder Woman 1984, set for release on Nov. 1, 2019, will be postponed to June 5, 2020.
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!!!
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 22, 2018
Never fear, DC fans. After the tweet, the Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, Jeff Goldstein, released a statement confirming the changed landscape, according to THR.
“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," Goldstein said. "This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”
Stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine will be reprising their roles as Wonder Woman and pilot Steve Trevor, with comedian Kristen Wiig as the villain, Cheetah and Narcos actor Pedro Pascal in an unknown role.
Director Patty Jenkins will also continue her work on the sequel to her 2017 comic blockbuster, which was pegged as the highest-grossing film by a female director.
The new release date will put the female hero in a time slot of its own and will not have to compete with Todd Phillip's Joker, which is set for release on Oct. 4, 2019.