Warner Bros. Pictures is once again delaying the Wonder Woman 1984 release date, this time from October 2 to December 25, 2020. That’s just seven days after the studio’s Dune, which just released a trailer and is staying on December 18 for now.
We’re guessing a lot of this decision has to do with the North American box office for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. The film debuted with $20.2 million last weekend and the studio probably feels like it needs more time before another big film opens as theaters are slowly reopening (the next big release now is Black Widow on Nov. 6).
“Patty Jenkins is an exceptional filmmaker and with Wonder Woman 1984 she has delivered an incredibly dynamic film that moviegoers of all ages around the world will absolutely love,” said Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich.
“We’re very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”
Jenkins added: “First and foremost let me say how much Gal and I love all our devoted Wonder Woman fans around the world, and your excitement for WW84 couldn’t make us happier or more eager for you to see the movie.
“Because I know how important it is to bring this movie to you on a big screen when all of us can share the experience together, I’m hopeful you won’t mind waiting just a little bit longer. With the new date on Christmas Day, we can’t wait to spend the holidays with you!”
The Wonder Woman 1984 release date was originally set for December 13, 2019 before being moved up to November 1, 2019. It was then delayed to June 5, 2020.
With the closing of theaters back in March, the studio delayed the film more to August 14, 2020. In June, the release date was pushed back further to October 2, 2020.
Wonder Woman 1984 fast forwards to the 1980s and will have Wonder Woman facing all-new foes. She is now working at the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C., and lives quietly, still mourning the loves she’s left behind.
The sequel stars Gal Gadot in the title role, alongside Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Super-Villain The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.
Jenkins directs from a screenplay she wrote with Geoff Johns and Dave Callaham, from a story by Jenkins and Johns. The film is based on characters from DC. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.
Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Stephen Jones are producing the film. Rebecca Steel Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Wesley Coller are the executive producers.
Joining Jenkins behind the scenes are several members of her Wonder Woman team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (Amélie), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (Topsy-Turvy). Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (United 93) is cutting the film.
Production took place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands.