“Wonder Woman 1984” won’t be released in June as originally planned due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Warner Bros. announced in a statement Tuesday that “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released in August instead of June.
- Specifically, the release date has switched from June 5 to Aug. 14.
What they’re saying:
- Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures chairman (via Variety): “When we greenlit ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theaters on Aug. 14. We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
- Director Patty Jenkins (via Twitter): “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 redate our film to Aug. 14, 2020, in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then”
- “Wonder Woman 1984” joins films like “Mulan,” “Black Widow” and “F9” to be delayed from their original summer release dates.
- “Wonder Woman 1984” is the first of these major films to carve out a new release date, though.
- Warner Bros. recently released “The Way Back” and “Birds of Prey” via digital release on March 24.