WONDER WOMAN Release Date Moved Up, JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS Delayed, and Other WB Release Date News
Good news for those of you looking forward to Patty Jenkins' live-action Wonder Woman movie: now you don't have to wait as long to see it. Warner Bros. has moved the release date of the Gal Gadot-starring solo film up from June 23, 2017 to June 2, 2017. They've also slated two mysterious DC Films movies for October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019, leaving many wondering if one of those is the solo Batman movie that's supposed to be co-written and directed by Ben Affleck. No word yet on the other project — maybe it's Dwayne Johnson's Shazam, but if I had to guess, I'd put my money on the long-gestating Lobo movie, which just hired the Wonder Woman screenwriter a couple of weeks ago.
Meanwhile, the studio has also delayed The Jungle Book: Origins from October 6, 2017 all the way back to October 19, 2018. Not to be confused with Jon Favreau's take on the story for Disney, Origins stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Marsan, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Peter Mullan, and Andy Serkis. Serkis, who is also directing the movie, took to Facebook to spin the delay into good news:
An untitled Warner Bros. "event film" has slid into that vacated October 6, 2017 release slot, but again, there's no word about what that would be. Seems too soon for another Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts movie, and The LEGO Movie 2 already has a 2018 date, so maybe The LEGO Ninjago film? We'll find out soon enough.