Warner Bros. has finally made some big decisions about its biggest summer releases as coronavirus concerns continue to affect all corners of the entertainment industry. First up, the studio has pushed Wonder Woman 1984‘s release date, moving the Patty Jenkins-directed, Gal Gadot-starring sequel from its original June 5 date to August 14.
Below is the announcement made by Director Patty Jenkins this afternoon:
We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema. In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then pic.twitter.com/85ykQ8x6NE— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 24, 2020
It would make zero sense for Warners to take their most prized DC franchise and push it into homes without reaping the full benefits of a downstream window system. While many are still scratching their heads over Universal’s decision to put DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour in homes April 10 , the business fact remains that for big-budgeted event movies, theatrical releases are the best way to make money.
The two-month push from Warner Bros. aligns with previous reporting that the studio has zero intention of moving one of their biggest movies of the year from theatrical release to streaming or VOD. Instead, this conservative push hints at Warner Bros hopes of coronavirus pandemic concerns will recede to the point it is finally safe to encourage audience to see the movie in theaters later this summer.
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