LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. has moved around the release dates for a pair of upcoming tentpole films, Wonder Woman and Jungle Book: Origins.
The superhero epic starring Gal Gadot who first appeared as Wonder Woman in the recently released Batman v Superman:Dawn of Justice, will now release on June 2, 2017, weeks earlier from its previous debut date of June 23, 2017.
The studio's live-action adaptation of Jungle Book, unrelated to the upcoming Disney film of the same name, has been delayed however from Oct. 6, 2017 to Oct. 19, 2018.
Director Andy Serkis noted on Facebook Wednesday how happy he is for the delay so that his version of Jungle Book set to star Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Benedict Cumberbatch can be fully realized.
"I've got to say that personally I'm absolutely thrilled that Warner Bros. has changed the delivery date of our movie," Serkis wrote. "The ambition for this project is huge. 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. ... The evidence is there already and it's off the chain exciting, so hang on in there. ...This is truly next-generation storytelling, and it will be the real deal!" he continued.
In terms of Warner Bros. DC cinematic universe, the company also added release dates for two unnamed films on Oct. 5, 2018 and Nov. 1, 2019. An untitled event film was also placed for Oct, 6, 2017.