“Wonder Woman 1984” is getting another new release date after Warner Bros. pushed the upcoming sequel back to Christmas…
“Wonder Woman 1984” has been pushed back again.
On the heels of a poor opening from Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” in the United States, Warner Bros, has decided to change the release date for “Wonder Woman 1984” with the highly anticipated sequel moving from Oct. 2 to Dec. 25 instead.
“First and foremost let me say how much Gal [Gadot] 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,” director Patty Jenkins said in a statement.
“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!”
Warner Bros. took a shot opening “Tenet” in the United States with major markets like New York and Los Angelas still not allowing movie theaters to open due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the $200 million movie pulled in a paltry $20 million at the opening weekend box office.
It’s not clear if that had a direct impact or not but Warner Bros. is obviously less willing to roll the dice on a highly profitable franchise film like “Wonder Woman 1984,” especially given the massive success of the original film.
Almost every major blockbuster has been pushed back since the start of the pandemic with Marvel’s “Black Widow” currently slated as the next biggest release currently scheduled for Nov. 6. The upcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die” is slated to drop a couple of weeks later on Nov. 20.
It remains to be seen if those movies stay slated for release in November.
As for the new date for “Wonder Woman 1984,” that movie opens a week after Denis Villanueve’s massive epic “Dune” is currently scheduled for release but it’s more than likely that film will get pushed to 2021. Not only are both movies owned by Warner Bros. but the recent trailer for “Dune” conspicuously didn’t offer any release date with the video.
For now, look forward to “Wonder Woman 1984” dropping on Christmas day but don’t be surprised if more changes are in store for release dates for the remainder of the year.