'Wonder Woman 2' Gets a Speedy Release Date For December 2019

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 6:40PM
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 6:40PM
'Wonder Woman 2' Gets a Speedy Release Date For December 2019
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DC finally achieved what, for a long time, seemed impossible: they've made a superhero movie that isn't near-universally hated by critics and/or audiences. Wonder Woman is a positive movie-going experience that gave the studio the hit they've been so desperately in need of.

Considering Wonder Woman's continued box office popularity, it's hardly a surprise that Warner Bros are hoping to get a sequel out as soon as possible. Amid the flurry of Comic-Con announcements and reveals, DC fans were treated to the news that the follow-up to Patty Jenkins' Great War-era superhero movie will hit theaters on December 13, 2019, just in time for Christmas. No director has been officially announced yet, but it's pretty likely that Jenkins will return.

In nabbing this release date, Wonder Woman 2 has jumped the line somewhat. There are plenty of DC movies in various stages of development, and with The Flash currently delayed in perpetuity (it's also now called Flashpoint), it's unsurprising that we'll be getting another Wonder Woman solo adventure first.

Wonder Woman 2 will also release ahead of a bunch of other movies that are closer to being completed, such as the Cyborg movie, the recently confirmed Shazam! film, and the latest crop of movies to be announced, such as Joss Whedon's Batgirl, David Ayer's (maybe) Gotham City Sirens, and Chris McKay's Nightwing film - this is to say nothing of The Batman, Suicide Squad 2, and a long-awaited direct follow-up to Man of Steel which might actually give audiences a reason to care about Henry Cavill's Superman.



For Warner Bros, it seems that the priority is now on making more of what people genuinely love, rather than worrying about speculative movies that might not hit with the same fervor - this may also be reflected in some of the Justice League reshoots which purportedly are adding new Themyscira scenes to the team-up film.

Now that so much is riding on a Wonder Woman sequel, it'll be interesting to see whether DC takes a different approach in making the follow-up. Part of the reason why the original Wonder Woman is so great stems from the fact that the studio completely underestimated the project, essentially leaving director Patty Jenkins to her own device while the higher-ups focused on micro-managing the films they perceived to be more important to the future of the franchise.



We all know how well that turned out - Suicide Squad suffered from too many cooks spoiling the ideologically troublesome broth, and all reports point to Justice League suffering from a similar fate. There's a danger that if DC pins all their hopes for the studio's future onto Wonder Woman 2, well-meaning but ultimately unhelpful executives might start forcing Patty Jenkins' hand in strange and potentially self-destructive ways.

That said, for the company to schedule Wonder Woman 2 for a Christmas release, Warner Bros clearly has high hopes for the film. Disney is aiming to relinquish its tight grip on the festive season by moving the annual Star Wars experience to the summer, but considering the state of the Han Solo movie, there's no guarantee that the film won't end up slipping back to December in order to give Ron Howard more time to finish editing.

But one way or another, Wonder Woman 2 is definitely a project that's worth keeping an eye on.

Via: /Film
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