Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins is having second thoughts regarding her previous decision to request the film's release be pushed back.
This past October, it was announced the highly-anticipated superhero sequel had been pushed back, with the release date moving from November 2019 to June 2020. This decision was made by Warner Bros. at the insistence of Jenkins, who seemingly wanted Wonder Woman 1984 to be a proper summer blockbuster, as well as provide additional time to balance work on the film with her TNT miniseries I Am the Night.
However, as Jenkins recently explained in an interview posted to Instagram by user vanzekin018, she recently had the opportunity to view a cut of the film. She is apparently so excited by how good Wonder Woman 1984 looks that she's regretting ever delaying the release.
Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman 1984. (She’s already screened an early version of the movie!) (📸: vanzekin018) pic.twitter.com/KmlMoQHNNN— Wonder Woman News (@WonderWoman84HQ) May 18, 2019
"I can't wait," Jenkins laughed. "It's so funny... The entire time that we were making the movie, I was lobbying, 'cause they were wanting to move it up much earlier. And I was like, 'You guys... it's gotta be the summer of 2020. Like, it's got to be.' And that was what I always wanted."
"I've just screened a version of the film, and now I'm, 'Oh my god, can we move it back up again?' I'm dying to release this film," she continued. "But, of course, it's good and it's fine. But it's frustrating to have to wait."
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film opens on June 5, 2020.