Warner Bros. tested the waters early with Christopher Nolan's "Tenet", which was the first big movie to open in theaters after six months of being closed, but it didn't do pre-pandemic numbers in the US, where theaters were still closed in major markets like Los Angeles and NY. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman 1984 will premiere on the streaming platform and in theaters on December 25.
Jenkins wrote: "The time has come".
She continued, "We feel the movie has never been so relevant and we hope that it'll bring some joy, hope and love to your hearts". Many were skeptical that the highly-anticipated Wonder Woman sequel starring Gal Gadot, "Wonder Woman 1984" would keep its Christmas Day release date but it's coming! "We've put our hearts and souls into it".
"This is an wonderful film that really comes to life on the big screen and, working with our partners in the exhibition community, we will provide that option to consumers in the U.S. where theatres are open".
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Jenkins wrote about the decision on Twitter. "At some point you have to choose to share any love you have to give over everything else". She added: "You can watch it IN THEATERS (they're doing an wonderful job keeping it safe) and you can also watch it on HBOMAX from your homes". Happy holidays to all of us!
While the pandemic caused some films to shift from a theatrical release to streaming, the studios have mostly chosen to delay their big blockbusters. On 25 December, it will then hit the few U.S. cinemas now open while also premiering on HBO Max with no additional cost to subscribers. Warner said a simultaneous release on HBO Max means more fans should have a chance to see the film at its release, while those who want to can still benefit from the theatre experience.
"Wonder Woman 1984" isn't skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course.
For one weekend, at least, the name "HBO Max" will be apt.
Pictures' follow up to the DC Super Hero's first outing, 2017's record-breaking "Wonder Woman", which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office. Is it possible for that to happen again this Christmas with Wonder Woman 1984 between theaters and HBO Max? Rebecca Steel Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo, and Wesley Coller are executive producers.