Warner Bros. executives have confirmed that "Wonder Woman 1984" will have a new release date. This is, in part, due to the studio removing the planned "Six Billion Dollar Man," film from its schedule. According to Variety, the studio intends to release the new Wonder Woman film during the summer blockbuster season. The sequel is set in 1984. Warner Bros. has said that releasing the film in the summer will take advantage of the continually evolving landscape.

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"Wonder Woman 1984" will be the fourth film to feature Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. The first stand-alone Wonder Woman film with her in it ended up bringing in over $800 million globally and $412 million domestically. Gal Gadot's solo film became the highest grossing film directed by a female. It also became the 25th highest grossing film of all time in the US. Gal Gadot first announced the release date change on Twitter.

'Wonder Woman' brought back Patty Jenkins

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'Wonder Woman' sequel pushed back to summer 2020. - [SJN / YouTube screencap]
'Wonder Woman' sequel pushed back to summer 2020. - [SJN / YouTube screencap]

has confirmed that Patty Jenkins was at the helm for the sequel. The film was scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019, and was then moved up to November 1 in order to avoid being up against "Star Wars: Episode IX." The new Star Wars film comes out on December 20, 2019. After much speculation and rumors, the studio also announced that Chris Pine will be reprising his role. Kristen Wiig will play the antagonist, Cheetah. The film is produced by Gal Gadot, Jenkins, Charles Roven, Zack and Deborah Snyder, and Stephen Jones. Set photos revealed that the "Wonder Woman" sequel would take place in 1984.

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DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have also changed up their release times for many of their DC Universe films. The Flash solo film will now be released in 2021. Next year, Warner Bros. is releasing "Shazam" and the solo Joker film.

In 2020, moviegoers will be able to enjoy "Cyborg," "Green Lantern Corps," "Birds of Prey," and the "Suicide Squad" sequel being directed by James Gunn. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. released first-look footage of "Wonder Woman 1984," at San Diego's Comic-Con.

'1984' faced tough competition

Polygon has said that the studio originally intended to produce the "Six Billion Dollar Man," after purchasing the rights from the Weinstein Company. The release date ended up being pushed back after director Damian Szifron dropped out of the project in May.

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For now, "Wonder Woman: 1984," is the only film by the studio to be released on June 5, 2020. If the studio kept its original release date, it would have faced off against some serious competition, including "Zombieland 2," "Sonic," and the upcoming Kingsman movie. Fans now must wait a little longer to see the much-anticipated sequel to the massively successful female-led blockbuster superhero film.

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