“Wonder Woman 1984” has been pushed back again — this time landing on Christmas.
- The film — which has been postponed a few times because of the coronavirus pandemic — will debut on Dec. 25.
- The “Wonder Woman” sequel was most recently supposed to be released Oct. 2.
“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,” Toby Emmerich, Warmer Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman, told Variety. “We’re very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”
Sources told Variety that Warner Bros. wanted to see ticket sale returns for “Tenet” before deciding whether to move “Wonder Woman.”
“Wonder Woman 1984” has actually had a lot of flux with its release date. According to Deadline, the film was supposed to drop on Dec. 13, 2019, before it was moved to Nov. 1, 2019. But then, it got shifted to June 5, 2020 and, then, August 2020 and October 2020.
The move back to December signals “Hollywood studios worry U.S. moviegoers are hesitant to return to theaters in sufficient numbers to justify a second major movie release in the span of a month,” according to The Wall Street Journal.