“Wonder Woman 1984” would skip cinemas and head straight to streaming sooner rather than later

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Warner Bros. changed the release date of Wonder Woman 1984 so many times that it becomes difficult for the fans to follow. Director Patty Jenkins, star Gal Gadot, and the rest of the cast and crew completed principal photography almost two years ago. After a few revivals in early 2019, the sequel was slated to hit theaters by the end of last year. But the studio played so much with the release date that it got caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent delay changed the release date from October 2 to Christmas Day 2020. But a new report claims Wonder Woman 1984 will not be in theaters at all.

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Theaters Darken After Last Delay of “Wonder Woman 1984”

The pandemic has wreaked so much havoc on the film industry that theaters may not survive. Theater chains across the United States desperately wanted people to take their places. Those who reopened hoped that titles like Wonder Woman 1984, James Bond: no time to die, and Black Widow would encourage people to return to the theater at the end of 2020.

But at the end of last month, Marvel announced that it was pushing back Black Widow again. This time until 2021. Warner Bros. Wonder Woman 1984 until Christmas. And, James Bond: no time to die was postponed again until next year.

According to Cinema Blend, after the change in these premiere dates, Cineworld announced the closure of all of its 543 Regal movie sites in the United States. Regal Cinemas is the second largest national cinema chain in the United States. This is only a temporary measure, but it is not known how long they will remain closed.

Gal Gadot shows off golden armor on Rolling Stone

One of Wonder Woman 1984 previously scheduled release dates were October 2. Before being pushed back to Christmas, Rolling Stone Colombie decided to feature Gadot on the cover of the October 2020 issue.

The magazine just tweeted images of their two covers. One featured Gadot as herself and the other showed Gadot as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman’s golden armor. According to CBR, Diana is wearing the eagle-inspired armor Wonder Woman 1984.

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This will be the first time the character will wear the armor on screen. However, Wonder Woman has worn it in the comics since 1996. The sequel will take place several decades after the events of the first film. Fans will see the character in the 1980s as she battles villains Maxwell Lord and Cheetah.

Chris Pine will return as Steve Trevor, despite his character passing away in 2017 Wonder Woman. Kristin Wiig will also make her DCEU debut as Barbara Ann Minerva (aka Cheetah).

“Wonder Woman 1984” would go straight to streaming

After more than a year of delays, Warner Bros. is ready to see fans Wonder Woman 1984. The question is: how do they get there? As of the publication date of this article, the film is still scheduled to be released on Christmas Day. But according to We Got This Covered, it could skip the theater altogether.

Warner Bros. just announced that they are pushing back other releases to come to the DC Extended Universe. This includes The Batman, The Flash, Shazam! 2, and Black adam.

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Sources now claim that the reason they did not include Wonder Woman 1984 in their ad is that it goes straight to streaming. Giant Freakin Robot claims that Warner Bros. considered all of his options. They decided at this point that there was nothing left to do but drop the direct-to-demand suite in December.

GFR clarified that this information comes from a single source and has not been corroborated. However, the source has been reliable in the past. Whereas Disney has succeeded with their Mulan release on Disney +, Warner Bros. could most likely take the same path with Wonder Woman 1984. Fans should definitely stay tuned for updates.



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