Turns out 2019 will be the year of Shazam! and Joker for Warner Bros. and their DC division of films, but no longer the year of Wonder Woman. The Patty Jenkins & Gal Gadot led sequel Wonder Woman 1984 has officially been pushed back, news shared by Gadot on Twitter.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel is moving out of it’s November 1, 2019 release date (which had it not far from Joker‘s October release) into a firm June 5, 2020 date that brings Diana back to the summertime that her first film debuted in 2017.
“We had tremendous success releasing the first Wonder Woman film during the summer, so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did,” Warner’s president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein said in a statement moments after Gadot tweeted. “This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”
That aforementioned opportunity came because at the same time Warner Bros. took the Mark Whalburg starring Six Billion Dollar Man off its official schedule. This move comes as the film doesn’t even have a director after the long in the works adaptation changed hands from the defunct Weinstein Company to Warner Bros. recently.
With the Warner Bros. DC slate in such a state of flux, with not much fully confirmed beyond Wonder Woman 1984 and Birds of Prey which comes out in February of 2020. There are other films reportedly in the works for Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Cyborg, Batgirl, Supergirl, the New Gods, Batman and more but none of them have firm dates or other plans fully in the works outside the development stage.