Last week, a rumor surfaced online that Warner Bros executives considered moving Wonder Woman 1984 from a theatrical release to a streaming platform due to the CO-VID 19 pandemic. However, as first revealed by Variety, the upcoming sequel is now confirmed for a new release date.
Originally slated for a June 5th release, Wonder Woman 1984 will now hit theaters on August 14. This move was done in the hopes that theaters around the world will return to a semblance of normalcy by then. Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, revealed the intentions behind the move in a statement.
“When we greenlit Wonder Woman 1984, it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on Aug. 14,” Emmerich said. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
This move follows the delays of films like F9 and Black Widow. The entertainment industry has been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak. However, with new reports that China looks to reopen up to 500 theaters within the next few weeks, many studios have reportedly remained cautiously optimistic.
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, is also available to purchase now, just 2 weeks after its initial premiere. Director James Gunn recently revealed on Twitter that he was continuing his work on The Suicide Squad from home.
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Wonder Woman 1984 is currently scheduled for a August 14, 2020 release.
The film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright.