DC's summer tentpole sequel <b>Wonder Woman 1984</b> has been pushed from its originally scheduled release date of June 5 to an August 14 theatrical release (<a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/wonder-woman-1984-release-pushed-coronavirus-concerns-1284285">via</a> <em>The Hollywood Reporter</em>). The change comes as a result of theater closings due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Warner Bros. was <a href="https://www.newsarama.com/49520-wonder-woman-1984-to-skip-theaters-for-digital-debut-movie-execs-considering-it-report.html">reportedly considering</a> releasing the movie direct to on-demand digital platforms before the decision to postpone was made. "When we greenlit <strong>WW 1984</strong> it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on August 14th," said Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich in a statement. "We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then." “We made <strong>Wonder Woman 1984</strong> for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema," writer/director Patty Jenkins <a href="https://twitter.com/pattyjenks/status/1242521973831294976?s=21">tweeted</a>. "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
Other films scheduled for release on August 14 include <i>Malignant Man</i>, <i>Nobody</i>, and <i>The One and Only Ivan</i>. <strong>WW 1984 </strong>is the latest in a string of films to have their theatrical releases postponed. Marvel Studios <i>Black Widow</i> along with Disney’s inherited <em>New Mutants</em> have both indefinitely postponed their early April and early May releases dates, respectively.