Patty Jenkins Dismisses Streaming Release For ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Diana Prince's sequel will only debut in theaters says the director.

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Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins dismissed the suggestion that the film starring Gal Gadot should get a premium VOD release.

As the world of film and TV continue to face disruptions due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s been suggested by many fans and a minority of critics that some major releases that have faced delays should pivot to a premium video-on-demand release instead, much like Mulan and Trolls: World Tour. However many studios are committed to giving their tentpole films a theatrical debut. And when questions were recently raised about Wonder Woman 1984, director Patty Jenkins dismissed the idea that the upcoming DC film could debut on a service like HBO Max.

So far, the sequel has been delayed several times, as it was originally slated to arrive in December 2019. And a new report suggested Wonder Woman 1984 will arrive on streaming services later this year as well as its theatrical release, but director Patty Jenkins took to Twitter to confirm that a direct-to-streaming debut “is not even being discussed.” She explained that the studio is behind the “theatrical experience” for the sequel alongside supporting theaters.

Are you glad that Wonder Woman 1984 will definitely get a theatrical release? Or do you think Patty Jenkins should consider a streaming release for the film instead? Sound-off in the comments!

Full details on Wonder Woman 1984′s plot are currently 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. Wonder Woman was last seen in Zack Snyder’s DC superhero team-up movie Justice League.

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 hit theaters on December 25th, 2020. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the movie and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content!

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