Warner Bros. Pictures were reportedly considering a VOD release for Wonder Woman 1984. They denied this. Now however they have reshuffled their deck and pushed Wonder Woman 1984 back out of the COVID19 firing line.
Gal Gadot will now be saving the world on August 14th instead of June 5th.
Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, said in a statement:
“When we greenlit Wonder Woman 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.”
Animated Scooby-Doo prequel Scoob has been delayed indefinitely. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In the Heights and which James Wan’s directed Malignant are also delayed. The latter has given up its release date for a Wonder Woman 1984.
Does this mean studios think theatres will still be shuttered come June? If so, how many chains can survive without a bailout?