Gal Gadot poses in front of her 'Wonder Woman' likeness at the 2017 premiere of the film at Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Gal Gadot poses in front of her 'Wonder Woman' likeness at the 2017 premiere of the film at Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Gal Gadot poses in front of her 'Wonder Woman' likeness at the 2017 premiere of the film at Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Wonder Woman sequel pushes back release date

The follow-up to the blockbuster hit starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot will now be released in summer 2020, the star said.

Calling the new release date its "rightful home," Israeli star Gal Gadot announced this week that the sequel to the blockbuster film "Wonder Woman" won't hit theaters until summer 2020.

"Wonder Woman 1984" was originally scheduled for a December 2019 release date, but that date was moved ahead to Nov. 1 so it wouldn't bump up against the ninth "Star Wars" installment. Now, with a seven-month delay, “This move lands the film exactly where it belongs," according to Warner Bros.

“We had tremendous success releasing the first 'Wonder Woman' film during the summer so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did,” reads the statement from Warner Bros.

Despite the delay, work on the "Wonder Woman" sequel has already begun. Both Gadot and American director Patty Jenkins have signed on. "We’ve got a cool idea for the second one," said Geoff Johns of DC Films.

Jenkins and Gadot on the set of 'Wonder Woman.' Jenkins and Gadot on the set of 'Wonder Woman.' (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)

“I’m excited for her to come to America and become the Wonder Woman we are all familiar with from having grown up around her as an American superhero,” Jenkins told the Toronto Sun. “I’d like to bring her a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing. Wonder Woman 1 is so much about her becoming the person she is. I can’t wait to spring forward with who she is and have another great standalone superhero film.”

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Wonder Woman sequel pushes back release date
The follow-up to the blockbuster hit starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot will now be released in summer 2020, the star said.