Warner Bros. has announced that the release of director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 will be pushed back from October 2nd to Christmas Day. It was rumored that if this happened, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune would be pushed back as well. Thankfully, that’s not happening! Dune is still set to be released on December 18th, and that makes me happy!
The reason for Wonder Woman 1984 being bushed back again is the fact that 30% of the nation’s movie theaters, including Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, and San Francisco, are still closed. The studio also wants people to feel more comfortable about going to the movies and the time between now and December will allow that to happen.
Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement:
“Patty Jenkins is an exceptional filmmaker and with Wonder Woman 1984 she has delivered an incredibly dynamic film that moviegoers of all ages around the world will absolutely love. We’re very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”
“First and foremost let me say how much Gal and I love all our devoted Wonder Woman fans around the world, and your excitement for WW84 couldn’t make us happier or more eager for you to see the movie. Because I know how important it is to bring this movie to you on a big screen when all of us can share the experience together, I’m hopeful you won’t mind waiting just a little bit longer. With the new date on Christmas Day, we can’t wait to spend the holidays with you!”
Well, as a fan of the first Wonder Woman movie, I hope that the sequel ends up being worth the wait!
The story for the sequel picks up with Diana Prince as she’s working at the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C., and she’s been living a quiet, lonely life since the events of the first movie. But she’s still just trying to help the people who need it.
The movie stars Gal Godot as Diana Prince, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.