Wonder Woman Gets a New Release Date, Warner Bros. Sets Dates for Two More DC Films

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - 12:02PM
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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - 12:02PM
Wonder Woman Gets a New Release Date, Warner Bros. Sets Dates for Two More DC Films
So... remember that report that Warner Bros. was going to make changes to its film slate after Batman v Superman's underperformance? It looks like that wasn't just a rumor, as Warner Bros. has just announced several big changes in their line-up, including a new release date for Wonder Woman, dates for two more now-untitled DC films, a shift for the live-action Jungle Book adaptation, and a new "WB event movie."

Wonder Woman was pushed up, but only by a few weeks: from June 23, 2017 to June 2, 2017. The Jungle Book, on the other hand, is pushed off an entire year, from Oct. 6, 2017 to Oct. 19, 2018. This is consistent with the claims that the studio will be focusing more on its biggest tentpoles: DC, Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts, and Lego. So rather than backing off on the DCEU, as one might expect after Batman v Superman was a relative flop, they're doubling down, focusing their energy (and reshoot money) on Suicide Squad and scheduling two unnamed DC films for Oct. 5, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2019. (There's also a new "event movie" for late 2017, but I have no idea what that means.)

Does this mean that we're about to see a shift in Justice League's release date? Part One is currently scheduled to be released in November 2017, and Part Two is slated for June 2019. So for now, it seems that neither of these movies preclude Justice League staying in the same place, but honestly, it would probably be smart to push it off and focus on Ben Affleck's Batman, Gal Godot's Wonder Woman, and other popular solo properties for a while. At the very least, we hope that at least one of the untitled films is the Ben Affleck-directed solo film that's reportedly in the works.

Either way, 2018 is looking to be a huge year for Warner Bros. and the DCEU. In addition to the newly scheduled film, The Flash is set for March 16 and Aquaman is scheduled for July 27. If none of these dates change, 2018 will be very busy with DC solo movies.
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