Warner Bros. has pushed back the release date of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 by two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses, including movie theaters, to close as people across the world are being advised or ordered to remain indoors in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Consequently, multiple studios have delayed the release of their respective summer 2020 tentpole projects and now Gal Gadot’s highly-anticipated Wonder Woman 1984 has become the latest to be postponed.
Previously scheduled to be released in theaters on June 5, 2020, Warner Bros. has now opted to push back the release date to August 14, 2020. Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich made the following statement on the decision to postpone the release of the Gal Gadot film:
“When we greenlit WW 1984 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. We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
In addition to Wonder Woman 1984, Warner Bros. also delayed the June 26 release of the musical drama titled In the Heights and the May 15 debut of the animated Scooby-Doo film titled Scoob.
Full details on the Wonder Woman 1984 plot are being kept under wraps, but the film is said to follow Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince as she comes into conflict with a formidable new adversary named Cheetah and businessman Maxwell Lord.
Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, the film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.
Wonder Woman 1984 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on August 14, 2020.