As Hollywood struggles to figure out how to get audiences to theaters in a COVID-19 world, Wonder Woman1984’s release date has been pushed back yet again.
It’s no surprise that Hollywood studios and movie theaters alike are trying to figure out how to get audiences in seats in a world still struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. Despite theaters’ best efforts, moviegoers seem fairly hesitant to return to multiplexes as COVID-19 cases continue to soar around the U.S.
As a result, many of the year’s most highly anticipated films have found their release dates significantly altered – pushed back, postponed, or otherwise delayed. Some films, like Mulan and Bill and Ted Face the Music, have chosen to debut on various VOD and streaming platforms. While others, like Tenet and Black Widow, have simply chosen to wait, banking on the fact that audiences will still show up to see these films in theaters, even if they aren’t able to do it anytime soon.
Wonder Woman 1984 certainly seems to be firmly in the latter category. The sequel – and next DCEU installment – was originally supposed to hit theaters back in May and has subsequently been delayed twice, first to August, and then to October. Now it’s been pushed back a third time, to Christmas Day 2020.
“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,” 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!”
This isn’t the first time that Jenkins has stressed her desire for audiences to see Wonder Woman 1984 on the big screen, as everyone involved with the film has always intended.
Sadly, that means we’ll have to keep waiting and hope we get to go back to the 1980s with Diana Prince and Steve Trevor sooner rather than later.
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