'Wonder Woman 1984' moves to August
Even the Amazonian island nation of Themyscira is not immune to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Director Patty Jenkins‘ upcoming DC Comics sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, has been officially delayed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Originally slated for release on June 5, the film is now planning to bow theatrically on August 14. The studio has additionally delayed both the musical In the Heights and the animated adventure Scoob with new dates expected to be announced soon.
“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 August 14,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich wrote in a statement to Variety. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
Jenkins, meanwhile, posted the following message to her official Twitter account:
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
In addition to star Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman 1984 also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.
Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Stephen Jones are producing the film. Rebecca Steel Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Wesley Coller are the executive producers. Click here to watch the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer.