Wonder Woman 2 Gets a Sooner Release Date, November 2019
Posted 2017/11/13 0 0
Warner Bros. has moved up Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman 2” six weeks to Nov. 1, 2019, from Dec. 13, 2019.
Warner Bros/DC’s Wonder Woman 2 is going to be released a month and half earlier than originally announced, with a new date set for November 1, 2019. The studio made the announcement Monday. It’s the first title to land on Nov. 1, 2019. The new date also places “Wonder Woman 2” seven weeks away, rather than a single week, from Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which opens on Dec. 20, 2019. The new Nov. 1, 2019, date is a week before the opening of the 25th James Bond movie. There’s a big battle for overseas distribution among Sony, Universal and Warner Bros for the franchise, and the new dating of Wonder Woman 2 raises questions whether WB remains in the mix to handle foreign.
Patty Jenkins is returning to direct Wonder Woman 2 after prolonged contract negotiations, and she hashed out the story with DC co-chief Geoff Johns while The Expendables writer Dave Callaham recently signed on to co-write the script with Jenkins and Johns. And while a report surfaced over the weekend that Gal Gadot was refusing to star in Wonder Woman 2 unless WB cut ties with Brett Ratner, Deadline says the report was false. Gadot is, as expected, already locked in to return, but Deadline notes that Ratner’s RatPac-Dune isn’t committed to finance Wonder Woman 2. Though since RatPac-Dune co-financed the first Wonder Woman, it’s possible Gadot asked WB not to let their RatPac-Dune deal extend to Wonder Woman 2.
Wonder Woman was the highest-grossing movie of the summer stateside with $412.6 million. The pic repped the best opening ever for a live-action film by a female director ($103.2M stateside) as well as the best worldwide ($821.8M).
This weekend we’ll see Gadot again as Wonder Woman in Justice League, which industry estimates project will clear $100M-$120M stateside in another win for DC on the big screen.