By Demetriaj Smith
It looks like fans won’t have to wait quite as long for Wonder Woman 2 as they may have initially thought. It has been reported that Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 2 will be hitting theaters earlier than expected. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Wonder Women sequel has been moved to November 1, 2019 from its previous release date of December 13, 2019.
The shift in release date isn’t overly surprising when you note that Lucasfilm moved Star Wars to December 20, 2019. With the new release date, Wonder Women 2 does not need to worry about competing with one of the biggest franchises in movie history. Released earlier this year, Wonder Woman broke multiple box office records, quickly becoming the most profitable superhero origin story of all time. Unsurprisingly, Wonder Woman is currently the highest rated film in the DC Cinematic Universe, so the studio is clearly eager to get started on the sequel.
Fans were concerned that production could be placed in jeopardy when Gal Gadot allegedly refused to return to the titular role unless Brett Ratner and his production company was removed from the project. Like many Hollywood figures as of late, Ratner is facing multiple accusations of sexual harassment from women he has worked with in the industry in the past. Thankfully, Ratner has since been removed from the project, and Gadot has confirmed that she will return for the sequel.