Director Patty Jenkins doubles down on Wonder Woman 1984 getting a theatrical release amid the news of the release date getting pushed back.
A rumor surfaced that Warner Bros. was considering releasing Wonder Woman 1984 through video-on-demand and not in theaters due to the coronavirus pandemic that has seen the closure of movie theaters around the world.
Following the initial rumor, Jenkins took to social media on Twitter to retweet a statement from Warner Bros. that said the studio confirms Wonder Woman 1984 will go to theaters and not streaming.
Just yesterday then saw a rumor that Warner Bros. execs were butting heads with Wonder Woman 1984 producers over releasing the flick on HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s new upcoming streaming service that kicks off in May that is meant to compete with Netflix, Amazon, and Disney Plus.
Patty Jenkins makes it clear Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theaters
Now with the news that Wonder Woman 1984 has seen its release date pushed back from June to August, Patty Jenkins again takes to Twitter where she also posts a cool new WW84 motion-poster which states, “Only in theaters.”
“We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema,” said Jenkins on Twitter. “In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then.”
We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema. In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then pic.twitter.com/85ykQ8x6NE
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 24, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot as the titular character, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.
Synopsis: Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.