At this rate it’s going to be a Christmas miracle if we in fact do actually see Wonder Woman 1984 in theaters in 2020. Maybe Warner Bros. is hoping for that as well as the Gal Gadot sequel is moving from Oct. 2 to Dec. 25.
COVID has ruined a ton of things including the 2020 movie release calendar. Wonder Woman 1984 has suffered maybe the most with at least three changed release dates. At this point, hoping for December seems to be another futile gesture since that’s only two and a half months when the virus shows no signs of slowing down and audiences not willing to chance contracting it by sitting in a semi-full movie theater.
Warner Bros. seems intent on sticking to a theatrical release for Wonder Woman 1984, but at this point it’s starting to feel like charging a premium price on HBO Max might be the better plan. Maybe audiences won’t feel jerked around with so many changes to the release schedule as this is an unprecedented time, but it may be the case of waning interest in the sequel, which probably should have been out at least a year ago.
Now the film will be released a week after the highly touted Dune, a potential blockbuster with a fantasy element that’s played well in December given the success of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter franchises. For all these delays, will Wonder Woman 1984 end up with a whimper at the domestic box office like Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated Tenet?
What do you think of yet another delay for Wonder Woman 1984?
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