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Warner Bros. Delays Wonder Woman 1984 To Christmas

September 11, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Wonder Woman 1984

Diana will have her next heyday a couple of months later, as Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed back to the holidays. Warner Bros. announced on Friday (per Variety) that their latest DC Comics film will be delayed from the planned October 2nd release date to Christmas day due to the ongoing pandemic’s effect on theaters.

“Patty is an exceptional filmmaker and with Wonder Woman 1984 she has delivered an incredibly dynamic film that moviegoers of all ages around the world will absolutely love,” said Toby Emmerich, Warmer Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman. “Were very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”

Director Patty Jenkins added, “First and foremost let me say how much Gal and I love all our devoted Wonder Woman fans around the world, and your excitement for WW84 couldnt make us happier or more eager for you to see the movie. 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, Im hopeful you wont mind waiting just a little bit longer. With the new date on Christmas Day, we cant wait to spend the holidays with you!”

The film is the latest in a host of release date moves for tentpole films, though it is notable that it comes after the first blockbuster release in theaters: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. The time-twisty espionage action-thriller opened this past weekend to a $20 million domestic take and now will be the only tentpole film in theaters until at least November, when Black Widow is currently scheduled to open on November 6th. While the studio may have moved WW 1984 to get a time when people are more willing to enter theaters, it has the added benefit of giving Tenet a longer unopposed run in theaters in terms of big-budget competition.

Signs that Wonder Woman 1984 was not going to make its October date were on the wall, to be fair. Warner Bros., who are known for spending particularly big on marketing their franchises, had not done much promotion of the film as of late. Most expected the film to be moved because of that.

The film stars Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen and is directed by Jenkins. It is described as follows:

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.

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