Warner Bros. has moved WONDER WOMAN 1984‘s release date (again) from October 2nd to Christmas 2020, literally, as it will now hit theaters on December 25th. Here’s what director Patty Jenkins had to say…
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!
And WB boss Toby Emmerich…
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.
This is not surprising as WW84 has been rumored to be moving (again) for the last month or so. The very first release date for the film was 12/13/2019, then bumped up to 11/1/2020, before WB/Jenkins decided to slide it to 6/5/20 because it would bow the “same weekend” — the first weekend of June — as the original film.
Cool…and then came COVID-19.
$&#%&!!! (That’s me cussin’, FYI.)
As a result, it was moved to 8/14/2020, and then to 10/2/2020, and once again, to Christmas 2020 as reported at the beginning of this article.
Look, I know I’m doing a bit of a “bit” here, but I really have no problem with WW84 moving back essentially two and a half months if it’s better for the film’s success…same as I’d have no issue with WB/Matt Reeves moving THE BATMAN to June 3, 2022.
Just sayin’ WB/Matt Reeves.
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(Yeah, that would cause THE FLASH/FLASHPOINT to be moved back, but since it isn’t close to going in production, that would probably be a good thing.)
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