This is the one we’ve been waiting for. With April and May reduced to cinematic ghost towns due to the closure of theaters, the biggest movie left on the horizon was Wonder Woman 1984. Would Warner Bros. move the anticipated superhero sequel as so many other films have been delayed? The answer, finally, is yes, and at least for now we’ll have to wait until later in the summer to see Diana in action.
Warner Bros. has moved Wonder Woman 1984 from its June 5th date to August 14th. This comes as most theaters have announced shutdowns through April, with AMC extending the possible closures into June. WB exec Toby Emmerich says the move is in hope that things will have improved dramatically by summer’s end…
“When we greenlit ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on Aug. 14. We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
However, it’s unclear when this situation will even begin to clear up. While China is beginning to open up theaters now, the U.S. is behind the curve having waited so long to take action. While most exhibitors were hoping June was the time when business would begin returning to normal, it’s clear WB feels it will be some time after. That they staked out a date at all shows a bit more optimism than Disney, who have kept Black Widow off the schedule entirely.
If the date sticks, Wonder Woman 1984 could be the first big summer blockbuster in what will be a compressed and very light season.