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Warner Bros. Reportedly Likely to Delay WonderWoman 1984 to Holiday 2020

It seems that the trend of shifting release dates amid the pandemic still continues, and Wonder Woman 1984 is the latest victim to bite the bullet. Even though production of several films and TV shows are slowly gearing up for restart, it appears that the much-anticipated premiere of films on the silver screen is a different story altogether. It remains to be seen if this delay will move forward, but the report strongly hints that this is likely to happen.

REPORT:

In an exclusive report, Deadline shared that they heard from their “exhibition sources” that “Warner Bros. is apt to move Wonder Woman 1984 again, this time out of its current Oct. 2 date to either sometime in November or possibly to late December:”

With New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco movie theaters still not open, our exhibition sources are hearing that Warner Bros. is apt to move Wonder Woman 1984 again, this time out of its current Oct. 2 date to either sometime in November or possibly to late December, thus bumping the studio’s Legendary feature Dune out of its Dec. 18 weekend to sometime in 2021.

Deadline also pointed out that Tenet is “another reason why Wonder Woman 1984 won’t be able to go during the first weekend of October” since the outlet revealed that their sources are currently estimating that New York and Los Angeles “won’t open until early October/late September.”
The report notes that having “Wonder Woman 1984 in Tenet’s way won’t help” it’s target domestic tail at the box office.

Tenet is another reason why Wonder Woman 1984 won’t be able to go during the first weekend of October. With sources currently estimating that New York and Los Angeles won’t open until early October/late September, the Christopher Nolan movie will still need to make a big splash in those markets, or at least make its best effort. Having Wonder Woman 1984 in Tenet‘s way won’t help its hopeful domestic tail at the box office.

UPDATE:

It is now being reported by The Hollywood Reporter that Wonder Woman 1984 will release on Christmas Day of 2020.
Additionally, Variety offered comments from producer Toby Emmerich and director Patty Jenkins about the release date change for Wonder Woman 1984. The Warmer Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman gave lavish praise to the movie and its director.

“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. We’re very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”

Jenkins herself praised fans of Wonder Woman in her comment, reaffirming her and the studio’s desire to release Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters.

“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!”

Collider also reported that Warner Bros.’ decision to move Wonder Woman 1984 has been long in the planning stages and the less than stellar box office of Tenet did not factor into the postponement

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