Wonder Woman 1984 has been postponed

“A deal is a promise and a promise is unbreakable” — Wonder Woman

As long as movie theaters remain close, new releases, unfortunately, will continue to be pushed back. The most recent addition to the already long list, Wonder Woman 1984. Other delays include James’ Bond No Time to Die, Warner Bros adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In the Heights, Disneys Mulan, Marvels Black Widow, and Universals F9

While it seems like a perfect time for a superhero, better yet superwomen — the world will have to wait till August 14th according to Warner Bros. In a statement, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich expressed honesty: “When we green-lit Wonder Woman 1984, it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen.” However, with excitement about still bringing the film to theatres mid-August, the chairman ended his statement by saying, “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”

More studios are researching other avenues for short-term solutions, such as digital-first or early-digital releases. Disney set an example of the early-digital resolution, bumping up Disney Plus releases Frozen II and the animated film Onward. These options were originally considered for the release of Wonder Woman 1984. Ultimately, executives decided in doing so would be a major write-down for the film. Reasonably so, Wonder Woman was the third highest-grossing film of 2017, at its sequel, was projected in the billions.

Warner Bros. has a positive relationship with theaters and as box office returns are reporting the worst ratings in the past two decades, the support from money-driving films could be appreciated. Warner Bros Joker earned more than $1 billion worldwide and as well as many hit DC films generating millions. While there is the uncertainty of when theaters will re-open their doors, movie-goers have a lot to look forward to. 

A superhero is on the way, until then — watch the phenomenal trailer down below.

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