by Muthoni Kimani
November 19, 2020
The repeatedly delayed superhero sequel 'Wonder Woman 1984' will hit theatres as planned on Dec. 25. Still, it will also arrive directly on HBO Max on the same day, at no additional charge for subscribers, Warner Bros announced this. The film will roll out a week earlier in international markets, debuting theatrically on Dec. 16.
Its producers slated the sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman for release in June initially. 5th, but rolling theatre closures and a dramatic drop in movie going, even in open markets, led Warner Bros. to delay the movie to August. 14th, then Oct. 2, throughout 2020.
Ann Sarnoff, group chair and CEO of Warner Media's Studios and Networks division said;
"This is an amazing film that comes to life on the big screen, working with our partners in the exhibition community, we will provide that option to consumers in the U.S. where theatres are open. We realize that a lot of consumers can't go back to the movies due to the pandemic, so we also want to give them the option to see Wonder Woman 1984 via our HBO Max platform."
As word spread online about the simultaneous release, writer-director Patty Jenkins issued a Twitter statement wishing her fans happy holiday asking them to watch the film in Covid 19 safe theatres.
The first film was both commercially and critically successful, guaranteeing the character to get another standalone feature film – with any decade between World War One and the present-day up for adaptation.
Accordingly, the sequel is set 66 years after the original movie in the year 1984, which also gives the film its title.
Wonder Woman 1984" is a sequel to 2017 hit "Wonder Woman," which collected $821.8 million in global ticket sales.
Well if you enjoyed the 1st Wonder Woman Film, you'll love this better!