It finally happened, Warner Bros. has officially announced (via TheHollywoodReporter) that they will be bumping Wonder Woman 1984’s release date to August 14th from the originally planned release date of June 5th.
Statement from Warners' Toby Emmerich about the new Aug. 14 date: "We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then." https://t.co/5PBT0cGcOn
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) March 24, 2020
Of course, theatre chains like AMC Theatres closing their locations into mid-June likely had a lot to do with the delayed-release along with the current uncertainly when the coronavirus will slow-down enough for American theaters to be re-opened safely to the public.
This news comes after the studio had to debunk a report from TheWrap that claimed they were considering dumping the massive blockbuster on streaming and VOD instead of giving it a normal theatrical release. A new release date announced would cement that was incorrect.
However, if things don’t get better by the summer we’ll likely see another push by the studio and being optimistic isn’t a terrible thing. I just don’t know if they’ll be able to release it in August.
They still have Godzilla vs Kong’s spot in November they could use if need be.
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.
With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, “Wonder Woman 1984” is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office. The film also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER