If you were a fan of the first Wonder Woman then you’ll unfortunately have to wait a little longer before you can see the sequel to the hit 2017 super hero film.
Wonder Woman 1984 will now open June 5th of 2020, putting the film in the same general area that the first movie opened in to great success. The movie was first set to open next year, November 1st 2019. However, Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, tweeted the news on Monday of the change.
Warner Bro.’s president of domestic distribution, Jeff Goldstein, said in a statement moments after the tweet went out:
“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. This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.”
Wonder Woman 1984 reunites Gadot with previous Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and co-star Chris Pine, with Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig joining the franchise. The 2017 film broke many records grossing more than $412 million in North America and $821.8 million globally.
Lately, there has been pretty much nothing but setbacks in regards to the DC superhero universe. And while a movie moving back its release date is normally a sign of trouble, this seems genuine. The film did so well in the same spot in 2017 that it only makes sense to release the sequel in the same area. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.
What do you think of this move? Is it a sign of weakness, or a sign of confidence? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.
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If you have been keeping track of the drama coming out of Warner Brothers about their stand alone Batman film you know that the project has been a disaster. As of this week an announcement was released that Ben Affleck would be stepping down from his position as director of the film. This was on the heels of reported problems with the film’s script as well as speculation that executives at Warner Brothers were not seeing eye to eye with Affleck. The script was penned by both Affleck and Geoff Johns. However that script was then rewritten by Chris Terrio, whose Argo screenplay won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Things seem bad enough yet? Well there’s more. Continue reading “The Warner Brothers’ “The Batman” Now Undergoing Page One Rewrite”
It looks like DC fanboys/girls have had it with critics giving their movies bad reviews!
A fan mad petition was created on change.org to shut down the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes over the fact that the last three DC comic book based movies received poor critic scores. 2013’s Man of Steel received a overall critic rating of 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, this year’s Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice received a very low 27% critic rating, and the soon to be released (August 5, 2016) Suicide Squad at the time of writing is sitting at a surprisingly low 30% with early critic screenings.
The creator of the petition is identified as a fan from Alexandra, Egypt, and argues that the bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are negatively affecting people’s opinion on the DC movies, even if they’re “really great.” The unnamed organizer says:
We need this site to be shut down because It’s Critics (sic) always give The DC Extended Universe movies unjust Bad Reviews, Like 1 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 2- Suicide Squad 2016…And that Affects people’s opinion even if it’s a really great movies (sic)”
Continue reading “‘Suicide Squad’ Fan Attacks Rotten Tomatoes With Online Petition”
Here we have a very special type of question. It’s a straight up opinion question – and I love me some opinion questions. It means I get to give my truest answer and I’m not wrong in any way, shape or form. And it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks.
And this very special question is asked by Victoria Neet.
Which villain would you have preferred in “Batman v. Superman” instead of Doomsday?
For those you who don’t know who Doomsday is; he is a villain in the DC Universe who is most famous for being the one to murder superman in the 1992 comic “The Death of Superman.” If you watch the trailer below you can see him appear at the end of the trailer around the 2:20 minute mark.
Continue reading “Q&A: Better Than Doomsday?”