Warner Bros. Entertainment recently did a major revamp of its release plans for its upcoming films, affecting the release dates of Gal Gadot’s standalone “Wonder Woman” film, the Andy Serkis directed “Jungle Book,” as well as adding a number of new films including two untitled films as part of the DC Extended Universe release roadmap.
According to a report by Deadline, Warner Bros. recently rescheduled the release dates of the standalone “Wonder Woman” film and the upcoming Andy Serkis directed film “Jungle Book: Origins.” Gal Gadot will now showcase her WWI adventures on the big screen on June 2, 2017, two weeks earlier than the previous release date of June 23. On the other hand, “Jungle Book: Origins” was pushed back a year later and will be released on Oct. 19, 2018 instead.
The new release date for “Wonder Woman” eases the film of the competition against the upcoming and highly anticipated sequel film “Transformers 5,” which will also be released on June 23. Now, “Wonder Woman” will instead go against Sony’s “Bad Boys 3” and Fox’s “Captain Underpants,” which will both open on the same day.
On the other hand, the new release date for “Jungle Book: Origins” places the film farther from the release of another “Jungle Book” film as the Jon Favreau adaptation from Disney is currently showing in theaters.
“Jungle Book: Origins” director Serkis had this to say about the rescheduling of the film.
“The ambition for this project is huge,” he said, via a Facebook post. “What we are attempting is an unprecedented level of psychological and emotional nuance in morphing the phenomenal performances of our cast into the facial expressions of our animals. So, every minute more that we have to evolve the technological pipeline will make all the difference.”
Additionally, a new Warner Bros. film took the place of the Oct. 6, 2017 release date, and two more yet untitled DC Comics films are slated for release on Oct. 5, 2018, and Nov. 1, 2019.