Wonder Woman 1984 Release Date Moved to December

Warner Bros. has officially postponed Wonder Woman 1984 to the holidays, setting its new release date for December 25, 2020.Wonder Woman 1984’s most recent release date was for October 2, after it was delayed multiple times in the past. But the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused Warner Bros. to rethink their plans yet again. In a statement to Variety Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich said, “We’re very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”

Director Patty Jenkins reaffirmed the decision to keep Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters saying, “Because I know how important it is to bring this movie to you on a big screen when all of us can share the experience together, I’m hopeful you won’t mind waiting just a little bit longer.”

Another factor in Warner Bros. decision to delay Wonder Woman 1984 may have been the results of Tenet’s tiered theater release. The $200 million picture hit theaters in various parts of North America last weekend and earned $20 million. A figure that’s being described as okay considering there’s a pandemic.

Movie producers have been looking at ways to release major blockbusters during the pandemic, but the most popular strategy appears to be delaying films hoping the theater experience will improve. Disney recently released one of its anticipated blockbusters, Mulan, onto Disney+ with an additional $30 price tag, on top of the subscription cost.

No word yet on Warner Bros. plans for Dune which is also set to be released in theaters this December, which would mean it now shares a release window with Wonder Woman 1984.

Matt T.M Kim is a reporter for IGN.


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