'Wonder Woman 1984' First Teaser: Here's why Gal Gadot film was delayed from November 2019 to June 2020
When it released in 2017, 'Wonder Woman' turned out to be a surprise blockbuster. It is now considered one of the best films in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). So, it didn't come as much of a surprise when Warner Bros. revealed that the sequel 'Wonder Woman 1984' was in the works.
The first teaser for the film was released on Friday, December 7. The full trailer is expected to be out on Sunday, December 8.
Initially, the film was expected to release in November 2019 as Warner Bros. reportedly wanted a "tentpole" film scheduled for release in 2019. They clearly didn't expect 'Joker' to be such an enormous success.
DCEU films have been largely absent from 2019 because they wanted to ensure that 'Wonder Woman 1984' lived up to the expectations of the audience.
In March, Warner Bros. producer Charles Roven told Collider why they decided to delay the film. "We always wanted the date that we are on right now. The studio felt that until their slate for the year before came together—and they had an amazing end of 2018—that they needed to have a big, what I call aircraft carrier, a ‘tentpole’, in ."
"We had a very rushed pre-production because Patty [Jenkins] also did the TNT show and we had a very rushed post-production schedule in order to make the date that we were on, which was November 1, 2019. We were doing it because the studio said they really needed it, and then at a certain point they came to us and they said, ‘You know what, you guys are right. Let’s go back to the month that you guys released Wonder Woman in, and take the extra time," he said.
'Wonder Woman 1984' will release on June 5, 2020.