Warner Bros. is moving the release date for “Wonder Woman 2” from Dec. 13, 2019 to Nov. 1, 2019, the studio announced on Monday. The move fills a placeholder slot for an untitled DC film that WB had set for that date.
With this move, “Wonder Woman 2” moves out of a slot where it would hit theaters a week prior to “Star Wars: Episode IX” and into what is shaping up to be a very busy November slate. Though the Patty Jenkins/Gal Gadot sequel is currently unopposed in its new date, it will be followed in later weekends by the next James Bond movie, a yet-to-be-announced Fox/Marvel film, and the long-awaited sequel to Disney’s “Frozen.”
Over the weekend, Page Six reported that Gadot refused to take part in the sequel unless producer and accused sexual harasser Brett Ratner was completely removed from production. However, after news of Ratner’s accusations broke, sources told TheWrap that Ratner’s personal partnership with Warner Bros. is virtually over, as he no longer has an office on the studio lot. In addition, Ratner’s Ratpac Entertainment, whose co-financing deal with WB expires this coming April, was only a financier on the first film, which did not list Ratner as a producer.
The first “Wonder Woman,” which came out this past June, was the highest grossing film of the summer with $412.5 million domestic and $821.7 million worldwide. Gadot will return in “Justice League,” which hits theaters this Friday.