Warners Shifts “Wonder,” Serkis’ “Jungle” Dates

Warner Bros. Pictures have done some shuffling around of their 2017 schedule with the biggest beneficiary being the Patty Jenkins-directed solo “Wonder Woman” film which has been moved up three weeks and will now open June 2nd next year.

The move seems to take advantage of a date currently dominated by the Joe Carnahan-directed third “Bad Boys” film, a film that producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently indicated still had some hurdles to overcome and so may well be moved.

Warners has also pushed back the Andy Serkis-directed “Jungle Book: Origins” by a full year, from October 6th 2017 to October 19th 2018. The delay would distance itself more from the well-reviewed and much more kid friendly Disney live-action take on the property which opens next week in cinemas.

It also gives Serkis much more time to plan and produce his ambitious film, and the actor took to social media today to applaud the news.

I've got to say that personally I'm absolutely thrilled that Warner Brothers have changed the delivery date of Jungle…

Posted by Andy Serkis on Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Source: Deadline