Warner Bros. postpones releasing Gal Gadot‘s sequel until Christmas Day!
The news we have all been dreading has finally arrived. Warner Bros. has reportedly abandoned plans to release Wonder Woman 1984 on October 2 and intends to hold the sequel back until Christmas.
According to reports, Warner Bros. has decided to remove WW84 from the release slate due to the slow reopening of movie theaters around the world. Los Angeles and New York City are still notably limping back into action albeit in a limited capacity – and the rest of the world appears to be suffering from the onset of the unavoidable second wave.
“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, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman. “We’re 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’ couldn’t 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, I’m hopeful you won’t mind waiting just a little bit longer. With the new date on Christmas Day, we can’t wait to spend the holidays with you!”
The studio was the first major entity to test the waters by releasing the first high-profile film in more than five months to theaters around the world. Christopher Nolan’s time-bending blockbuster Tenet (read our review) generated a modest return at the global box office – but the receipts were not even close to the revenue needed to make the movie profitable. And since moviegoers seem reluctant to make the pilgrimage to their local multiplexes – Warner Bros. is refusing to roll the dice again until the situation stabilizes.
Wonder Woman 1984 will now release on December 25, just ONE WEEK after Warner Bros. other Christmas juggernaut Dune – which zooms into multiplexes on December 18.
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