According to new reports, the brand new Wonder Woman movie, Wonder Woman 1984, was pushed back from the 1st of November, until June 5th, 2020. As it was previously reported, the sequel is set in 1984 and will replace Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming movie, Six Billion Dollar Man.
Jeff Goldstein, the president of domestic distribution in the Warner Brothers Company, stated that he and the rest of the organization saw “tremendous success” releasing the movie during the summer months.
With that in mind, they’re looking to capitalize on and adapt to the shifting “competitive landscape” in the next few years. Jeff said the movie is now “exactly where it belongs.”
The next Wonder Woman film is the eighth movie in the DC Universe, as well as the fourth movie starring Gal Gadot, the former Israeli beauty queen. The very first production was a smashing success, earning $821.8 million around the globe, and another $412.6 million in North America.
Wonder Woman broke records as the highest-earning film of all time helmed by a female director, Patty Jenkins. Regarding the next installment, the movie was scheduled for the 13th of December, 2019, but they decided to push it almost a full year later.
The studio didn’t want to compete with the Disney-Lucasfilm, Star Wars: Episode IX, which comes out around the same time. Chris Pine will rear his head in the next installment, and Kristen Wiig will play as the villain, Cheetah.
Last year, Warner Brothers bought Mark Wahlberg’s movie, Six Billion Dollar Man, from the now-bankrupt, The Weinstein Company. The Weinstein Company was working along with Damian Szifron, who is known for directing the drama piece, Wild Tales.
As it was previously reported, Harvey’s company went belly up following the deleterious and egregious allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and rape, against the now disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein. In the midst of what was arguably the biggest scandals of 2017, the #MeToo movement began, as well as the Time’s Up initiative, an organization dedicated to gender equality in the entertainment industry.
Furthermore, Warner Brothers had already pushed the release date by a year, moving it from the 31st of May, 2019, until the 5th of June, 2020. Scifron left as the director.