WONDER WOMAN 1984 Gets A New Release Date As Warner Bros. Commits To Theatrical Debut

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Gets A New Release Date As Warner Bros. Commits To Theatrical Debut

With COVID-19 keeping theater doors closed for the foreseeable future, Warner Bros. has decided to postpone Wonder Woman 1984, and the sequel now has a new release date. Hit the jump for details...

The first half of 2020 has approximately zero superhero movies for us to look forward to, as Warner Bros. has announced that Wonder Woman 1984 will now be released on August 14th.

The DC Comics adaptation was originally set to be released last November before being pushed back to June 5th, and this latest delay was inevitable given what's happening in the world.

While there were rumblings last week that Warner Bros. was considering a Digital release for Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman sequel, that appears to be an idea which is no longer on the table (for the time being, at least). Whether that will change largely hinges on the chances of theaters being open again by the time August rolls around. 

"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 theatres on Aug. 14," Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, said in a statement today. "We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then."

Variety notes that the studio believes August is a realistic release date because theaters should be open by then (after a three-month lockdown in China, they've started re-opening there).

Nothing is certain, though, and we don't know what's going to happen next, especially with COVID-19 cases rising dramatically on a daily basis in the US. With any luck, the world will be a brighter place by the summer, and we'll all be able to check out Wonder Woman 1984 on the big screen.

If not, here's hoping Digital is still an option... 

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