11:30am PT by Pamela McClintock
'Wonder Woman 2' Release Date Moved Up 6 Weeks
Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2 is hitting theaters a little earlier than expected.
Warner Bros. has moved the film up to Nov. 1, 2019, from its previous date of Dec. 13, 2019.
The shift comes after Disney and Lucasfilm pushed back the release of Star Wars: Episode IX to Dec. 20, 2019. The Star Wars film had been set to hit theaters in May 2019, but was relocated after J.J. Abrams replaced Colin Trevorrow in the director's chair.
Wonder Woman 2, with Gal Gadot returning in the titular role, will have more breathing room now.
Warners also announced the shift in the wake of the box-office success of Thor: Ragnarok, which debuted on Nov. 3 to franchise-best numbers, proving that early November can be a lucrative corridor for superhero fare. Ragnarok has grossed $211.6 million in its first 10 days domestically and $650.1 million globally.
Released in June of this year, Wonder Woman shattered numerous records on its way to becoming the top-grossing film of all time from a female filmmaker with solo directing duties. The pic earned $412.6 million domestically and $821.8 million worldwide.