It’s been circulating for the last hour but now Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are all but confirming that Warner Bros. have scheduled Wonder Woman 1984 for cinematic release, wherever it can, in the U.S and also have it available on HBO Max streaming service on the same day, Christmas Day.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
In 1984, during the Cold War, Diana comes into conflict with two formidable foes, media businessman Maxwell Lord and friend-turned-enemy Barbara Minerva aka Cheetah, while reuniting with her World War I lover, Steve Trevor.
The film was originally meant to be released back in, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was pushed back till October and then pushed back once again till Christmas Day. While Wonder Woman 1984 remained the last big tentpole film on the 2020 calendar, many expected it to move but it appears the studio is going to try and use the film as a means to drive subscribers in the U.S to HBO Max, which apparently hasn’t been faring as well as it could do amongst other streamers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+.
Patty Jenkins released a statement on her social media accounts:
In regards to what will happen Wonder Woman 1984 internationally, it’s still unknown at this time. Maybe Warner Bros. will hope to capitalise at the box office internationally with the film to cover the films $200m budget (UPDATE 12:15AM: Wonder Woman now has a cinematic release internationally for the 16th December 2020).
Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Kristoffer Polaha and Amr Waked.