The sequel to Wonder Woman will be hitting theaters sooner than expected.
Warner Bros. has moved the release date of Wonder Woman 2 up by six weeks, from December 13, 2019, to November 1, 2019.
Moving this sequel to Wonder Woman out of December and into November allows DC Films and Warner Bros. to beat Star Wars: Episode IX to the box office. The third movie in the Star Wars sequel trilogy was meant to debut in May 2019 but was then pushed to December when JJ Abrams had signed on to direct, replacing Colin Trevorrow. Pushing Wonder Woman 2 forward means that this movie will avoid a lot of direct competition with the goliath Star Wars franchise.
Instead, Wonder Woman 2 is opening on the same weekend that Thor: Ragnarok has opened this year, which worked out great for Marvel’s God of thunder.
The announcement follows rumors that claimed that Gal Gadot had laid out an ultimatum stating she will depart the sequel unless Brett Ratner was removed from all involvement after accusations of sexual harassment.
“Brett made a lot of money from the success of Wonder Woman, thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie,” a WB insider, said in the initial report. “Now Gadot is saying she won’t sign for the sequel unless Warner Bros. buys Brett out [of his financing deal] and gets rid of him.”
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Before Wonder Woman 2, Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman in Justice League which will open this Friday, November 17th. The movie will be followed in the DCEU by Aquaman on December 21, 2018, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.