- The film was originally slated to launch in June
- It has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic
- “I never thought I would have to keep the release for so long”: Gal
The sequel to the Warner Bros. superhero Wonder Woman 1984 will premiere on HBO Max and in theaters simultaneously from Christmas Day in the United States, the studio announced Wednesday. The decision to release the highly anticipated film on the company’s recently launched streaming platform represents a gamble for a film that would have cost $ 200 million, and comes as Hollywood scrambles to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was not an easy decision and we never thought we would have to hold onto the release for so long, but COVID rocked all of our worlds,” star Gal Gadot wrote on her social media accounts. She added, “You can watch it IN THE THEATERS (they do an amazing job keeping it safe) and you can also watch it on HBOMAX from your home. I send you my love. Please keep it safe and wear a mask. . “
The film, which was originally scheduled for release in June, will hit theaters in other countries a week earlier from December 16.
Before the pandemic, blockbuster films were only shown on the big screen during a 90-day theatrical window, but with theaters closed in many parts of the United States, including New York and Los Angeles, distributors were forced to innovate.
The move comes after Disney’s release Mulan on Disney + in September, but unlike this launch Wonder Woman 1984 will be offered at no additional cost to subscribers of Warner’s rival streaming platform for one month. “As we navigate these unprecedented times, we have had to be innovative to move our business forward while continuing to serve our fans,” said Ann Sarnoff, President of Studios and Networks, Warner Media.
The continuation of the turnover of 800 million dollars in 2017 Wonder woman will see Gal gadot Take over the title role as one of the greatest female superheroes in the comic book universe.
Chris Pine also returns for the sequel, which takes place in the 1980s, decades after the first World War I film. Patty Jenkins returns to directing.
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