This is sad, but not unexpected news. Warner Bros has finally decided to push the release date back for Wonder Woman 1984 from its June 5 opening to August 14. There are now no major openings scheduled for the first half of the summer except for Pixar’s Soul. Expect that to be delayed as well
While there was a little chatter last week that Warner Bros. was toying with the idea of a Digital release for Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sequel, that appears to be an idea which is no longer on the table (for the time being, at least).
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“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,” Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, said in a statement today. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
Director Patty Jenkins commented this afternoon on the studio’s decision. “We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema. In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then.”
She also tweeted out a new motion poster for the film.
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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.
SOURCE: Warner Bros