Wonder Woman, which will star Gal Gadot (who made her debut in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), is moving up from June 23, 2017 to June 2, 2017. Some speculation says the film is being moved due to the competition it would have to go against on that day. What film is that you may ask? Why no other than the Box office monster, Transformers 5.
Laugh if you will, but their last two movies brought in over $1 Billion dollars EACH! Other movies being released that would make the corporate execs want to shy away from those dates are:
Divergent: Ascendant – Huge following of Teen / Young adults, just the demo they would want at their movie.
World War Z 2 – as bad as I thought the first movie was … it’s still a Brad Pitt film.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle – It’s Taron Egerton, he’s so dreamy. Plus spy stuff and cool gadgets.
Cars 3 – If you have a child you will be here, don’t argue. Just accept your fate. even if you don’t have kids it’s still a Disney/Pixar film which generally doesn’t disappoint.
This leaves June 2nd as the best Friday that month to release the film. Wonder Woman will be up against Bad Boys 3 for box office sales, but considering the popularity of comic book films lately, it should be able to hold it’s own.
Warner has also set dates for two untitled DC films – Oct 5, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2019. There’s no telling what these movies will be (though likely one is a new standalone Batman flick) these two films will join their already set schedule of DC movies:
Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016)
The Flash (March 16, 2018)
Justice League Part One (Nov. 17, 2017)
Aquaman (July 27, 2018)
Shazam! (April 5, 2019)
Justice League Part Two (June 14, 2019)
Cyborg (April 3, 2020)
In other movie moves Warner Bros. also announced that Jungle Book: Origins has been moved back a full year from October 6, 2017 to October 19, 2018. Warner’s Jungle Book movie, directed by Andy Serkis, is one of two films based on the Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name. Disney’s version, directed by Jon Favreau, comes out later this week!