Warner Bros. has officially announced that it has postponed its upcoming superhero flick, Wonder Woman 1984, as the world continues to battle the ongoing pandemic.
The movie’s director, Patty Jenkins, responds to the delay in a Tweet with a new motion poster, citing that she’s “excited” to set a new date for the film:
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
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot also shared the news on Twitter, echoing the director’s words:
In these dark and scary times, I am looking forward to a brighter future ahead. Where we can share the power of cinema together again. Excited to redate our WW84 film to August 14, 2020. I hope everyone is safe. Sending my love to you all. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nzPUM7uQ1n
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 24, 2020
The film was initially slated to release on 5 June but has now been delayed to 15 August this year.
The studio thought that it’d be “realistic” for cinemas to be up and running again by the time August comes. Hence their reason for confidently placing the 15 August release date for Wonder Woman 1984.
Earlier this month, many other movies had faced inevitable delays as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the world.
Movies such as No Time To Die, A Quiet Place Part II, and even Black Widow have all faced delays. Some of these movies have not set a new release date yet.
Other movies that have also just been added to the delay list include a film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical In the Heights and the animated film Scoob. Both movies were slated for a 26 June and 15 May 2020 release, respectively.
James Wan’s new horror film, Malignant, has also been pulled from its original 15 August release date. It had to make room for Wonder Woman 1984.
While Warner Bros. has yet to set a new release for those three movies, the studio is currently looking for new dates to slot them in.