Be careful what you wish for! DC's Wonder Woman follow-up, Wonder Woman 1984, was originally set to come out this November 1. That was pushed back to June 5, 2020 -- which is exactly what director Patty Jenkins wanted. Then. Now? She wants her ex back.
So Patty Jenkins is now frustrated, but in a good way because she doesn't want to have to wait for the movie to hit theaters. It sounds like this early screening went well, which is great news. If only Wonder Woman could find a way to sneak into the June 2019 schedule.
When the word first came down that Wonder Woman 1984 was pushed back seven months, there was concern that there were production issues or other problems behind-the-scenes. Instead, Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, tweeted excitement that they were able to move the Wonder Woman sequel "back to its rightful home" in June 2020, three years after the June 2017 release of Wonder Woman.
Patty Jenkins also expressed excitement, at the time, about the new June 2020 release. But now that production is in the rear-view mirror she's understandably eager to just get the movie out in front of the audience.
Check out her excitement in the new interview clip:
One of Wonder Woman 1984's producers, Charles Roven, previously explained the film's delay from the vantage point of Warner Bros. and the production schedule:
Gal Gadot wrapped her role in Wonder Woman 1984 back at the end of December 2018, gushing over her fantastic experience making the movie. That month, DC got its first billion dollar baby in star Jason Momoa's Aquaman. In April, Gal Gadot congratulated the DCEU's newest recruit, Zachary Levi, on the (more modest, but still) success of Shazam! at the box office.
Wonder Woman 1984 will be set in the 1980s, bringing back not only Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, but also Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta, and Robin Wright as Antiope. Newcomers include Kristen Wiig as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah and Pedro Pascal's as-yet-unnamed mystery character.
Next up for the DCEU is Birds of Prey, which is coming out February 7, 2020. Then Wonder Woman 1984 will arrive on June 5, 2020 ... unless Warner Bros. decides to move the release date. Keep up with the 2019 release dates with our handy guide.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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