Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 was supposed to come out November of this year, but the movie had been delayed to come out in June 2020. As it turns out, it was all for the best, as a November release would have rushed the production.
Talking to Collider, producer Charles Roven explains:
“We always wanted the date that we are on right now. The studio felt that until their slate for the year before came together—and they had an amazing end of 2018—that they needed to have a big what I call aircraft carrier, a “tentpole”, in . We had a very rushed pre-production because Patty also did the TNT show and we had a very rushed post-production schedule in order to make the date that we were on, which was November 1, 2019. We were doing it because the studio said they really needed it, and then at a certain point they came to us and they said, ‘You know what, you guys are right. Let’s go back to the month that you guys released Wonder Woman 1 in, and take the extra time.”
While some may take issue with the delay, it’s ultimately better for the studio to release later to give the production enough time to polish the movie. With Wonder Woman being one of the rare hits from DC, there’s a lot of pressure for the movie to deliver in the box office.
We don’t know when we’re going to get our first look at Wonder Woman 1984, but I think SDCC 2019 would be a good guess. The film had already wrapped production for a while, and there’s only one other DC movie coming out this year besides Shazam!.
Catch Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters June 4, 2020.