According to a new report from Variety, Warner Bros. is sticking to their word on their next superhero feature film, Wonder Woman 1984, even with the Coronavirus in play.
The report reveals that the studio is indeed keeping Wonder Woman 1984 scheduled for a theatrical release, moving the release date ahead to August 14, 2020
The Coronavirus outbreak has taken a huge toll on the entire film industry, with movie theaters across the world temporarily shutting down and movie releases from multiple movie studios facing delays until further notice. Nearly every major release originally scheduled through May 2020 has been delayed, postponed or cancelled, but the DCEU’s next installment is one of the first movies to set a new official date after moving from June 6, 2020.
Patty Jenkins herself tweeted about it as well:
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The Road To A Wonder Woman 1984 Return
Wonder Woman 1984 has faced multiple delays over the course of its production over the years, but none more pressing than dealing with the aftereffects of the Coronavirus. With a budget of over $180 million, it seemed crucial to the studio that the film ended up releasing in theaters, especially after the financial and critical success of the original film.
2017’s Wonder Woman earned $821 million in theaters worldwide and is widely regarded as one of the best films in the oft-maligned DCEU. The sequel is once again directed by Patty Jenkins and brings back Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen, while also introducing Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal to the cast.
The confirmation of the new release date comes after a difficult few days for Warner Bros. when the studio was reportedly unsure if they were going to release the movie in theaters or on VOD. With so many other theatrical releases in jeopardy for the summer including John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place Part II, the 25th Bond adventure No Time To Die, Fast and Furious 9 and Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, the news of this release being rescheduled for 5 months from now comes as a relief and hopefully a sign of things going back to normal soon.
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