The Cold War-sequel to the runaway hit DC movie was supposed to hit cinemas on November 1, 2019, but Gal Gadot announced on Monday (October 22) that the film won't be hitting that target - not by a long shot.
The Wonder Woman star tried to couch the delay as a good news, in that the sequel would return the franchise to the summer blockbuster season, but the fact is that it's being pushed all the way to June 5, 2020.
Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020. Be there or be square!!!- Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 22, 2018
"Super excited to announce that, thanks to the changing landscape, we are able to put Wonder Woman back to its rightful home. June 5, 2020," she tweeted, adding: "Be there or be square!!!"
Understandably, many fans weren't as thrilled by the news that they'll be waiting all the way into 2020 for Wonder Woman 1984:
I was hoping for 2019.- Christopher M Fawkes (@chrisfawkes) October 22, 2018
Soooo Looong Toooo Waaait!- David Brown (@amasterofmagic) October 22, 2018
so looong but I can't wait!!!- if walls could talk (@irwinsperf) October 22, 2018
As mentioned, director Patty Jenkins's follow-up to record-breaking blockbuster Wonder Woman moves the timeline forward from World War I to the mid-'80s as Diana (Gadot) takes on the Soviet Union and powerful new enemy Cheetah (Kristen Wiig).
"[Wonder Woman is an] optimistic and positive character," Jenkins said earlier this year. "This film is set in the '80s. She has to deal with the temptation of our world and face extraordinary odds."
Chris Pine will be back as Steve Trevor in spite of the character having been killed off the first film, and it's also been confirmed that there'll be a flashback that will bring back at least one other Wonder Woman character.
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