In the Hollywood machine, scheduling is pretty much the oil that keeps the engine running. A certain star that can make or break a production but can only do so many films at once and their involvement, the involvement of the right directors and crew, and the studio release schedule all have to line up perfectly. Any and all delays and setbacks have the potential to ​utterly cripple a production.


Which is why it is quite alarming that Warner Bros. has announced it's pushing back the release date of Patty Jenkins's '​Wonder Woman 1984' to 2020. ​Originally set to open Nov. 1, 2019, star Gal Gadot has confirmed the film will now debut June 5 of the following year.

"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," said a Warner Bros. exec following Gadot's reveal, according to ​The Hollywood Reporter. "This move lands the film exactly where it belongs."


Their logic isn't exactly sound, as November-January is equally as lucrative a period for film releases as early-to-mid summer. The only real reason to push back the release at this point in the production is if there are undisclosed, ongoing issues with filming. Principal photography for the film began in June of this year and was intended to finish in December. It is unclear if that remains the shooting schedule.