The movies of 2020 have suffered plenty of setbacks, and the bumps continue to come as new reports indicate that filmmaker Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed once again — this time getting pushed back to December. Christmas Day, in fact.
Deadline reports that the film will be bumped from its current Oct. 2 release date to Christmas. In the wake of Tenet and The New Mutants’ theatrical releases — at the very early stages of the return to cinemas after the coronavirus pandemic’s peak — some studios are rethinking their optimistic release plans. Warner Bros., which released Tenet to decidedly average box office numbers and reviews, also has its DC films to think of. Now it looks like Wonder Woman 1984 will wait it out a little longer.
(Interestingly, an earlier gaffe previously spotted on the official Wonder Woman 1984 Twitter account showed a series of photos indicating that the film would be coming to theaters on Thanksgiving.)
“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,” said Patty Jenkins 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!”
SYFY WIRE has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment.
Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tony Vinciquerra recently echoed this strategy of pushing back releases, noting that his company wouldn’t be bringing blockbusters back to theaters until they were “open and operating at significant capacity,” citing Tenet as a “mistake.” Now WW 1984 looks to open a week after Dune.
Wonder Woman 1984 now looks to hit theaters on Christmas.