Good news, Wonder Woman fans: The wait to see Diana Prince again has officially been shortened.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, the Gal Gadot-led sequel flick will now hit theaters on November 1, 2019–six weeks earlier than its previously announced December 13, 2019 debut date.
The decision to move Wonder Woman 2 up by a sizable chunk of time is a result of Disney and Lucasfilm fiddling with the release date of Star Wars: Episode IX. Directed by J.J. Abrams, who replaced Colin Trevorrow at the helm, Episode IX was originally slotted to premiere sometime in May 2019. But now, likely as a means to keep in line with the recent trilogy’s holiday release dates, the film will soar into cinemas on December 20, 2019.
Having Episode IX launch just a week after the second Wonder Woman movie would leave little room for either film to have its moment in the box office spotlight, so shifting things around a bit will allow both movies to breathe.
This new release date is yet another piece of the Wonder Woman 2 puzzle fans have been putting together. We know that the film will take place in the 1980s and that Diana will venture to America, though specific plot details are pretty hazy at this point in time–as is the potential involvement of one Mr. Chris Pine, who has been rumored to reprise his role as Steve Trevor (likely in flashback sequences).
All our questions will (hopefully) be answered when Wonder Woman 2 flies into theaters on November 1, 2019.