Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed again.
The superhero sequel starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine was supposed to out in Singapore on Oct 1, but will now be released on Christmas Eve, a day before the US.
Warner Bros made the announcement early Saturday morning (Singapore time). Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed a few times amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It was first moved from its original June release to August and then October.
In a statement (per Variety), Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros Motion Picture Group chairman, said, “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. We’re very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”
Director Patty Jenkins added, “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. 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!”
Various industry reports believe the reason behind Wonder Woman 1984’s latest delay is to give Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, also from Warner Bros, more breathing space at the box-office as it slowly expands in more markets in the US — especially in New York City and LA — in the coming months.
Wonder Woman 1984’s new date means it will drop a week after Dune, another Warner Bros blockbuster. At time of writing, the Timothee Chalamet-led sci-fi epic is still scheduled to open on Dec 17. But something tells us it will be moved to 2021. To be continued.
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