Warner Bros. is shifting a couple of things around when it comes to the release dates of two of the studios biggest upcoming projects. With Gal Gadot’s WONDER WOMAN stealing the show in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the studio has decided to bump the release date up a few weeks, while the release of Andy Serkis’s adaptation of Ruyard Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS has been pushed back considerably.
Wonder Woman was originally slated for a June 23, 2017 release date, but has now moved up to June 2, 2017. As of now, the only competition that the Amazon warrior will face during that weekend will be Bad Boys III (incidentally, the film was previously slated to go up against another Michael Bay project, Transformers 5). In addition to the new release date for Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. announced release dates of Oct. 5, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2019 for two yet-to-be-titled films in the DC cinematic universe. These dates are tacked on to to the hefty comic book movie slate in the studio’s future which include the upcoming Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016) as well as The Flash (March 16, 2018), The Justice League Part One (Nov. 17, 2017), Aquaman (July 27, 2018), Shazam! (April 5, 2019), Justice League Part Two (June 14, 2019) and Cyborg (April 3, 2020).
As for Serkis’s Jungle Book: Origins, the studio has decided to push it back an entire year, changing the release date from Oct. 6, 2017 to Oct. 19, 2018. Serkis quickly took to social media to suggest that the push was related to scope and scale of the groundbreaking special effects technology that is still being perfected. The news comes just days before Disney’s competing Jon Favreau-directed live-action adaptation of Kipling’s book opens in theaters on April 15.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer