In a sad, but not unexpected development, the opening date for Wonder Woman 1984 has been moved from October 2nd to Christmas Day 2020.
The new release date comes in the wake of the news that Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed yet again. It’s particularly frustrating given the film was meant to be released months ago, but given the present state of the world, it’s not terribly surprising. Given how important Wonder Woman 1984 is to Warner Bros., it’s likely they’re stalling in the hopes that things will have settled and become somewhat safer by Christmas Day for audiences to go see the film in theaters.
WB Motion Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich released a statement on this update which reads:
“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.”
On a side note, this development may also have to do with Tenet’s so-so performance at the box office (though it doesn’t help that audiences are split down the middle as to whether the film is a work of genius or a convoluted mess). Regardless of whatever role Tenet had to play, the fact is we have to wait a few months longer (for now) to see Wonder Woman’s return to the big screen.
One can only hope that this will be the last delay for Wonder Woman 1984.