UPDATE: It’s now been announced that Wonder Woman 1984 has moved to Christmas Day. As yet, there’s no official word on how this will impact Dune’s planned December 18th date. Original story follows…
It seems like Warner Bros is playing it safe with its releases after the weak opening for its latest film, Tenet. As per The Wall Street Journal, reports are saying the studio will delay its next massive release, Wonder Woman 1984.
Originally set for a release date of December 13th, 2019, Wonder Woman 1984 then moved up to November 1st, 2019, only to see another delay to June 5th, 2020. Then with theatres closing across the world, Warner Bros moved the film to an October 2nd, 2020 release.
Sadly, it seems like it won’t be coming at that time either as the studio is looking to move to the film a little later in the year. While no official date set, this will likely end up in December… when Warner Bros and Legendary planned to release their Denis Villeneuve epic Dune., which may now end up moving to 2021.
With two of the biggest movie markets in America, New York and Los Angeles, still under strict theatrical closures, there is no guarantee that they will be open by early October. With Tenet bringing home just about $20 million across North America from a $200 million budget like Wonder Woman 1984, the studio is looking to protect another one of their tentpoles with this delay.
Wonder Woman 1984 reunites Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins with stars Gal Gadot (Diana Prince), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Ewen Bremner (Charlie), Said Taghmaoui (Sameer), Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Robin Wright (General Antiope), Lisa Loven Kongsli (Menalippe), Doutzen Kroes (Venelia) and new additions Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters) as Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as Maxwell Lord, and Natasha Rothwell (Love, Simon), Ravi Patel (Master of None) and Gabriella Wilde (Doctor Who) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.