There isn’t a single person who hasn’t been affected by the Covid19 pandemic and how they’ve been affected follows a wide spectrum. Falling somewhere on the good side of the spectrum is the superhero movie’s big surprise. Wonder woman 1984’s release date has been finalized as 16th December in international theatres and 25th December in the US but there’s a catch! The movie will only screen in select theatres of US where stringent precautions against the spread of the virus are being taken. Those who’re stuck in the lockdown area need not worry as the much awaited sequel will also be available on your TV! Provided you have a subscription to HBOMax and you live in the US hehe. It’s safe to say WarnerMedia is aiming to increase HBOMax’s subscriber count as it stands costlier than other streaming sites. But what’s $15.99 for an action packed Christmas evening right? Jason Kilar, the CEO of WarnerMedia noted the stats of the previous film in his blog post that he later shared on Twitter claiming that on the first Wonder Woman’s opening day in 2017, about 4 million people in the US watched it “Is it possible for that to happen again this Christmas with Wonder Woman 1984 between theaters and HBO Max? We are so excited to find out, doing everything in our power to provide the power of choice to fans,” Kilar said in the blogpost that details the decision behind this big move. He called himself “a proud and loyal soldier” referring to the army of fans, before concluding his tweet with “‘Now I know only love can truly save the world’ Diana”.
The director of Wonder Woman 1984 and its prequel, Patty Jenkins took to Twitter to confirm the big news regarding the movie’s release date while asking fans to watch movies in theatres only where it’s safe. On a positive note, she said, “At some point you have to choose to share any love and joy you have to give, over everything else, We love our movie as we love our fans, so we truly hope that our film brings a little bit of joy and reprieve to all of you this holiday season.” She ended her tweet wishing everybody ‘happy holidays’ and added,“we hope you enjoy our film as much as we enjoyed making it”.
Wonder Woman 1984 which was originally scheduled to screen in June saw multiple delays in its release date owing to the Pandemic but with Christmas around the corner, Santa seems to be doing his job well. The movie will see Gal Gadot reprising her role from its prequel in 2017 which garnered $821.8 million worldwide. The Israel beauty acknowledging the decision on Twitter, said, “We’ve all waited a long time for this one to come. I can’t tell you how excited I am for all of you to see this movie. It wasn’t an easy decision and we never thought we’d have to hold onto the release for such a long time but COVID rocked all our worlds”. I think we all relate to the last line, Gal. She added, “we feel the movie has never been so relevant and we hope that it’ll bring some joy, hope and love to your hearts” before saying that the movie is special one for her. Director Jenkins retweeted Gadot’s post and was all praises for her as she said “I can’t wait for the world to see this amazing woman on screen, she’ll blow your mind and warm your heart. @GalGadot killed it in this film, and she does all that great hard work for only the most honorable reasons. She is a true #Wonderwoman so I hope you enjoy #WW84″ We hope the same.
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