The last few weeks featured news regarding the push back for several film’s release dates due to the CO-VID 19. With this level of uncertainty, several studios are scrambling to come up with a solution. Disney, for example, has rushed the online release of Frozen II and Onward on Disney+. According to a new report from The Wrap, Warner Bros is considering an online release for its upcoming film Wonder Woman 1984.
A few weeks ago, Universal Pictures announced a plan to release Trolls World Tour On-Demand along with its theatrical release. However, as many theaters begin to board their doors, movies may not be able to open at all, anywhere in the world. Per the initial report, Warner Bros executives are in preliminary discussions to move the Wonder Woman sequel online. This decision would bypass a theatrical release altogether.
Insiders close to the situation claim director Patty Jenkins and executive producer Charles Roven prefer the film be seen on the big screen, as intended, later this year in August. However, Warner Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich reportedly has his eyes on a direct-to-consumer alternative. However, this is an unprecedented idea so there are now models to base the decision on.
This move would likely be greeted enthusiastically by move fans. Social media posts feature large disappointment over the indefinite delays of films like Black Widow and F9. This would at least give fans something to look forward to and enjoy from their homes.
Additionally, Warner Bros will release Birds of Prey and The Way Back for digital download way ahead of schedule this week. Lionsgate’s Bloodshot, which first premiered last week, will also be available to purchase next week.
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Wonder Woman 1984 is currently scheduled for a June 5, 2020 release.
The film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright.