It won’t be the last to delay and today Warner Bros. Pictures has delayed the release of Wonder Woman 1984.
With the Coronavirus Pandemic destroying lives worldwide, it’s no longer a surprise to see films been pulled. The news was broke both by the film’s director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot. Gadot broke the news via her social media channels accompanying her statement with a animated poster…
In these dark and scary times, I am looking forward to a brighter future ahead. Where we can share the power of cinema together again. Excited to redate our WW84 film to August 14, 2020. I hope everyone is safe. Sending my love to you all. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nzPUM7uQ1n
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 24, 2020
Patty Jenkins broke the news via her Twitter account…
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 pic.twitter.com/85ykQ8x6NE
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 24, 2020
So now the film is set to move from 5th June release date to a 14th August release date. It shows Warner Bros want to show the film in the cinema rather than direct to Digital.
With cinemas closed worldwide (with exception of some in China), the news was inevitable. Whilst it’s hard to see things close, any help to curb the spread of the disease is a bonus. The virus is so unpredictable we can’t take any chances and if delaying a film to make sure we can watch it in safety, it must be.
Wonder Woman 1984 joins Antlers, Antebellum, Promising Young Woman. Alongside No Time To Die, Black Widow, F9, Minions: Rise Of Gru. Mulan, Malignant, No Time To Die, Saint Maud, Proxima, The Painted Bird and A Quiet Place II, Peter Rabbit 2, Woman In The Window. Not forgetting Spiral: A Book From Saw, Scoob, In The Heights, The Truth and The Lovebirds.
The list will certainly go on and how many will make a cinema screen?