A while back Warner Bros. Pictures made the surprise decision to push back “Wonder Woman 1984,” the upcoming sequel to the 2017 film, by seven months to a June 5th 2020 opening.
On the one hand that puts it in the same weekend of the year as its predecessor which makes sense, on the other it also means the film is going to be done for weeks if not months ahead of the proposed release.
No official reason was given for the change, but the film’s producer Charles Roven explained to Collider this week that those involved always wanted that June 2020 release date:
“We always wanted the date that we are on right now. The studio felt that until their slate for the year before came together – and they had an amazing end of 2018 – that they needed to have a big what I call aircraft carrier, a ‘tentpole’, in . We had a very rushed pre-production because Patty also did the TNT show and we had a very rushed post-production schedule in order to make the date that we were on, which was November 1st 2019. We were doing it because the studio said they really needed it, and then at a certain point they came to us and they said, ‘You know what, you guys are right. Let’s go back to the month that you guys released [Wonder Woman] in, and take the extra time.”
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Gabriella Wilde, Natasha Rothwell and Ravi Patel all star in the 1980s set film.