Okay, not really, but it has felt like forever since Wonder Woman flew into theaters in June of 2017, smashing box office records and the patriarchy in the process. Now, some bad news for Diana Prince loyalists: According to Variety, Wonder Woman 1984 won’t hit theaters until summer of 2020, pushing its November 2019 release date back a far too long seven months.
According to Variety, it was an opening slot in a prime summer 2020 weekend — cleared when Mark Wahlberg’s The Six Billion Dollar Man was removed from the schedule — that had Wonder Woman 1984 eyeing a summer 2020 release instead of a fall 2019 one.
Gal Gadot, who portrays the titular character, was just particularly cheery about the schedule change. She wrote on Twitter:
"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!!!"
The first film had a great deal of success when it was released in summer of 2016, so it does make sense that Wonder Woman 1984 would attempt to strike lightning twice.
Three years between sequels is a looooong time, especially when the market isn't exactly saturated (yet) with women-led superhero flicks. Still, the landscape is always ripe for more Wonder Woman, so whenever she decides to save the world, we'll be waiting. We're pretty used to it at this point.