The writing has been on the wall for quite awhile, but Wonder Woman ’84 got its official delay from Warner Bros. on Tuesday, pushing the movie back two months from its original June 5 release date. Although nearly every other film over the next few months has also delayed, blockbuster and indie alike, Wonder Woman ’84 is one of the few to have rescheduled.
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
If the COVID-19 pandemic is under control, Wonder Woman ’84 will hit theaters on August 14 of this year – in spite of the fact that some scientists estimate it could take much longer, not to mention that President Trump hopes to preemptively (and recklessly) return the workforce to a state of normalcy.
Anyway, here’s Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich had to say in a statement, per THR.
“When we greenlit WW 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 14th. We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
Wonder Woman ’84 pits Diana (Gal Gadot) against Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (Kristen Wiig), all while reuniting with love interest, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). Patty Jenkins directs and shares writing duties with Geoff Johns and David Callaham. Check out the official trailer below and keep your hopes up for this to be the last Wonder Woman ’84 delay.