Wonder Woman 1984 Gets ANOTHER Release Date!?!

Remember when Wonder Woman 1984 was supposed to come out last Summer? Then it was bumped to June. Then because of the COVID-19 Epidemic it was bumped again to August? Well now it’s been sent packing again. This time, October 2nd 2020. An odd time for a superhero film like Wonder Woman to drop, but then again nothing Warner Bros does really makes sense these days.

Per Deadline:

All of this comes in the immediate wake of Warner Bros. shifting Christopher Nolan’s Tenet from July 17 to July 31. Tenet is anticipated to be the big event movie for exhibition as they come out of the COVID-19 shutdown. Warner Bros. is going with the 10th anniversary release of Nolan’s Inception instead on July 17That move stems from New York City not officially reopening their theaters yet as well as other offshore territories.

With Disney’s The One and Only Ivan and Wonder Woman 1984 off Aug. 14, that leaves the weekend up for grabs. Hmmm, Mulan move, anyone? If that movie wanted to still go on July 24, it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary; Disney has already built up the pic’s brand with extensive advertising earlier this year. Many in distribution circles have told me that whenever Disney wants Mulan to go, they just need to flick a switch.

Wonder Woman 1984 is apt to stir up more release date changes. Paramount has their Tom Clancy feature Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan on that date. Universal also has the Amblin Tom Hanks sci-fi movie Bios. 

What a messy year for big studio marketing: All these release date changes have messed up merchandise and promotional partner timings: Wonder Woman 1984 Dorito bags are currently on store shelves, in addition to Universal/Illumination Minions: The Rise of Gru toys at Walmart.

Patty Jenkins returns to direct the sequel. The first 2017 movie reps the highest ever for a female-directed movie, grossing $822M worldwide.

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