Bad news for DC comic fans, Deadline has reported that Warner Bros. will likely once again push its release date for Wonder Woman 1984, as most theaters in major cities like New York and Los Angeles remain closed through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The film is currently slated to premiere October 2nd, but audiences should anticipate that the date will move to November or even late December.
Tenet could be part of the equation for delaying Wonder Woman 1984’s release. Warner Bros. has to consider that releasing the Patty Jenkin’s sequel at the same time may detract from Christopher Nolan’s success at the box office.
Unfortunately, Dune’s release would likely be impacted by the decision as well, pushing its December 18th date into 2021. Rumor has it Marvel’s Black Widow may also be shoved from its Nov 6th date – potentially to have its slot taken by Wonder Woman. Disney has not confirmed this speculation.
With Wonder Woman’s current release date scheduled for only 3 weeks from now, fans are likely to feel frustrated by what would be a last minute delay.
Others may wonder if it wouldn’t be better for the film to go the same path as Mulan and be released on Disney +, where anyone could enjoy it from the comfort of their homes, without worrying about whether or not their theater seats have been contaminated by COVID.
Full details about Wonder Woman 1984’s story are still under wraps. There are rumors about the character being involved with a conflict with the Soviet Union.
Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wigg, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.