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A still from "Wonder Woman 1984" movie with Gal Gadot as Diana Prince. Wonder Woman 1984

Fans who are waiting to watch the highly anticipated sequel to the “Wonder Woman” film this year will be disappointed. The release date of the movie has been pushed back by several months, and it will only hit the theatres in 2020.

The film titled “Wonder Woman 1984” was originally slated to be released on Nov. 1 this year. Production of the film has been ongoing smoothly for a few months now. The decision to delay the release has nothing to do with any problems with the filming. Instead, the new release date has been chosen in order to take advantage of the same launch window of the first movie.

According to a report by CBR.com, the producers want the film to be released in the summer. Readers should note that the first film, which was also directed by Patty Jenkins, went on to become a huge box office hit after it was released in the summer.

“Wonder Woman” is the sole superhero movie from DC that has the fans excited. There are a few upcoming movies like “Aquaman” that are expected to change that situation, but at the moment this is the biggest bankable franchise from DC. The pressure will be high to replicate the success of the first movie.

“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 Warner Bros. President of domestic distribution Jeff Golstein in a statement. “This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”

The new release date for “Wonder Woman 1984” is June 5, 2020 in the US. The producers are yet to announce a release date for Australia. Gal Gadot will be reprising her titular role, and Chris Pine will also be back playing Steve Trevor.