A new report claims that Wonder Woman 1984 may have some trouble locking a release date in China.
Over the years, China has become a profitable place for movies, especially Hollywood blockbusters. The Star Wars films aren’t huge there but recent films like Ant-Man and the Wasp and especially Aquaman earned big numbers in China. Aquaman opened in China before anywhere else and it worked to the film’s advantage quite a bit, breaking many records in the country before even opening in the United States.
Unfortunately, it seems that Wonder Woman 1984 may not have that luxury. The upcoming sequel to the 2017 smash hit Wonder Woman is set to release in 2020 and features a story that ties in heavily to the events of the Cold War, much how the first film set its story to the backdrop of World War I. A new report recently appeared on Twitter from Gavin Feng which revealed that some insiders are worried that politics could play a big part in Wonder Woman 1984 not getting released in China. Check out the Tweet below to get the full report.
Some insiders believe trade war has impacted Hollywood business in China. Universal still don’t receive any response about First Man’s censorship. Many believe it’s because COLD WAR background story. Some even worry about Wonder Woman 1984.
— Gavin Feng (@gavinfeng97) December 24, 2018
As stated above, the Cold War connection in Damien Chazelle’s First Man reportedly hurt its chance of earning a release in China. Given that Wonder Woman 1984 will be tackling the same topic, in a very different way, it appears that even the iconic Amazonian warrior could have trouble locking a release date. It wouldn’t be the first time a superhero movie was denied a China release though. Both Deadpool films failed to pass Chinese censorship for an official release.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Wonder Woman 1984 as soon as more information becomes available. Which upcoming DC Extended Universe film are you most excited about? Which DC heroes do you hope to see headline their own movies in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wigg, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.
Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theaters on June 5, 2020.
‘Aquaman’: New Photos Offers Close Look At The Costumes, Weapons, & Creatures
Heroic Hollywood has unveiled new photos from the Aquaman press junket, offering fans a close look at the costumes, weapons, and creatures in the DC film.
Warner Bros. and DC's Aquaman will arrive in theaters soon and the recent press junket for the film included a gallery of several items featured in the titular hero's cinematic feature. Among the items on display are Arthur Curry's trident, Vulko's costume, an important map, and bits of the underwater creatures.
You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to continue the gallery!
Are you excited to see the DC film hit theaters? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.