Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 Release Delayed Until Christmas

Warner Bros took a risk with Tenet’s recent release

A return to the theatres is risky amidst the coronavirus pandemic, but it seems like Warner Bros is doing its best to assess the market. Initially slated for a summertime release, Wonder woman 1984 release was then delayed to October 2. Now, it looks like the producers at Warner Bros have other plans in mind as the release date has been tentatively shifted to December 25th.

Testing waters – Warner Bros took a risk with Tenet’s recent release

Warner Bros is hesitant to release Wonder Woman 1984 since its recent production ‘Tenet’, managed to garner a mediocre box-office collection on its debut. The Christopher Nolan directed thriller, starring Robert Pattison and John David Washington took a massive 200-million dollar budget to develop. A 20-million-dollar collection on the day of its release was disappointing if not catastrophic. Still, considering the impact of the pandemic, it’s surprising that the film managed to cross that amount. Now, it appears that Warner Bros is looking to minimize any losses that may arise due to competition between scheduled blockbuster productions.

The joy of a shared holiday experience – Director Patty Jenkins message to fans

Moving the release date to the end of the year, the director of Wonder Woman 1984 hopes fans will understand the motive behind the shift in the date around Christmas time. Conveying her and Gal’s love for devoted Wonder woman fans, she understands what a dampener the push back has been. However, the real joy of watching a movie is together and director Patty Jenkins knows that. She quoted “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.”

The pandemic aftermath – ‘Dune’ and ‘Black Widow’ release dates push backed

Wonder Woman 1984 is not the only movie facing a shift in release dates. A major production like ‘Dune’ starring Timothee Chalamet, and Zendaya, whose trailer created a huge buzz has been stalled. Charted for a 2021 release now, the movie aims to avoid any attention clashes among audiences. The same can be said about Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, which was initially marked for a November release. The course of action remains undetermined for the two.

The last Wonder Woman movie, released in 2017 made 400-million dollars in North America alone. With production houses heavily relying on the international market for an increase in sales, it’s only sensible to postpone the release of the sequel.

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