The release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed, but once again, and the 2017 Wonder Woman sequel will debut on Christmas Day, December 25. The movie was initially scheduled to release in December of the last 12 months, however it was postponed a month to accommodate Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It was then postponed until June for a summer time release in the US Unfortunately, the issues took a more serious turn with the pandemic that caused theaters to close and the film was postponed once again.
According to a Variety report, Wonder Woman 1984 was postponed to December 25, Christmas Day. Citing Toby Emmerich, president of Warmer Bros. Motion Picture Group, the report states that the studio is very proud of the film and hopes to bring it to the public during the holidays.
Patty Jenkins, the film’s director, said: “Because I know how important it is to bring this film to the big screen when we can all share the experience together, I hope you don’t mind waiting a little longer. With the new date on Wednesday! Christmas, we can’t wait to spend the holidays with you! “
The release delay this time around was caused by the studio wanting a larger audience in theaters, which it hopes will happen by Christmas Day. Seeing that Christopher Nolan’s Tenet had a tepid opening over Labor Day weekend, the studio wants to wait with WW84.
The original release date for Wonder Woman 1984 was December 2019, but it was moved forward a month as Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was scheduled for a December release. Then the studio decided to have a summer release for the Gal Gadot lead and pushed the release date to June 5. With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting everything, the launch was postponed once again, until August 14.
With the situation improving slightly, Wonder Woman 1984 was postponed to October 2. Now, finally, Warner Bros. has decided on a release date for December 25th.
Is there a trailer for Wonder Woman 1984?
In fact, there is and it is a plugger. The official trailer released by Warner Bros in December adopts the 1980s aesthetic with bold neon lettering and an incredible remix of New Order’s Blue Monday.
We see for the first time Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord and Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, as well as the emotional reunion between Wonder Woman and her lost love Steve Trevor.
There’s plenty of action too, with the eponymous superhero putting her iconic whip to devastating use against various enemies, while proclaiming, “Nothing good is born of lies and greatness is not what you think.”
Why was Wonder Woman 1984 delayed?
Wonder Woman 1984 was originally scheduled for a November 2019 release, but the film went on to be a summer blockbuster in June, which producer Charles Roven said they “always wanted.”
She added, “We had a very rushed pre-production because Patty also did the TNT [I Am The Night] show and we had a very rushed post-production schedule to make the date we were on, which was November 1st. , 2019.
“We were doing it because the studio said they really needed it, and then at a certain point they came to us and said, ‘You know what, you’re right. Let’s go back to the month Wonder Woman 1 was released and take the extra time. “
Unfortunately, this put Wonder Woman 1984 in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused even more delays, first until mid-August, then October, and now on Christmas Day.
What is Wonder Woman 1984 about?
Set in 1984, you won’t believe this, the plot will see Diana Prince take on the villainous Cheetah, a British anthropologist who has some superpowers from a cheetah god. In the comics, these abilities include increased strength, speed, and agility, as well as night vision and heightened reflexes. Just think of Catwoman (and pray Cheetah doesn’t look anything like Halle Berry’s feline-themed hero).
“It’s not a sequel, it’s its own story,” Gadot said at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con panel. “Her own chapter, a completely new movie. The bar is very high, but our aspirations are even higher. so we give them everything we have and we hope they love what we bring them ”.
Writing on Twitter in response to a question from a fan in August 2020, Patty Jenkins explained how Wonder Woman 1984’s story differs from the original movie.
She said: “The first movie was about the birth of a hero. In this film we find Diana in a very different place. She’s at the top of her game now, but she’s also faced a lot of things to get there. So this hero’s journey is all about what it takes to be a true hero.