Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed once, and it’s being delayed yet again, this time over COVID-19 concerns.
Warner Bros. announced the news on Tuesday (via Deadline), saying it’s still committed to releasing the film in theaters despite the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. Director Patty Jenkins also acknowledged the delay on Twitter.
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
“In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are existed to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then,” Jenkins said.
Surprisingly, the film is only being delayed by a few months.
The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed industries around the world, and Hollywood has been particularly impacted. Not only are productions being shut down out of an abundance of caution, but films are being outright delayed. Fast & Furious 9, for example, was scheduled for a release this year but has been subsequently pushed back to April 2, 2021.
There’s no telling when the COVID-19 pandemic will subside, so it’s a surprise Warner Bros. is delaying Wonder Woman 1984 by only a few months. Meanwhile, another major Warner Bros. release, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, is still scheduled to come out July 17. Here’s hoping COVID-19 will be a thing of the past by then.