The DCEU faces another setback.
Gal Gadot may be the best thing that ever happened to the DCEU. Her brief role as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was welcomed amongst the gloomy testosterone, and her moments in Justice League were among the most entertaining in the ill-reviewed film. Of course, Wonder Woman itself was a breakout hit for DC, and one of the most lucrative films for DC. The sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, was one of the most anticipated films of 2019. Unfortunately, it will no longer be released next year.
As announced by Gal Gadot via Twitter, Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed back seven months to June 5, 2020. It was originally slated to drop next November. "Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home," Gadot tweeted. "June 5, 2020. Be there or be square." In the tweet, she references the June opening of the first film, and hints that the pushback was to place Wonder Woman back in the successful timing of the original. "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,"vWarner's president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein said in a statement via The Hollywood Reporter. "This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”