Well it looks like everyone who has HBO MAX just got an extra present on Christmas Day. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 will debut on the WarnerMedia streaming service despite the Jenkins remarks about only debuting in theaters.
“The time has come. At some point you have to choose to share any love and joy you have to give, over everything else. We love our move as we love our fans, so we truly hope that our film brings a little bit of joy and reprieve to all of you this holiday season,” the film’s director Patty Jenkins said. “What it in theaters, where it is made safe to do so (check out the great work theaters have done to make it so!) And available in the safety of your home on HBO Max where it is not. Happy holidays to all of you. We hope you enjoy our film as much as we enjoyed making it.”
Due to a second wave COVID-19 currently affecting most of the world, theaters have once again been forced to close their doors leaving many movies shifting dates numerous times and getting log jammed into 2021 release dates which are not guaranteed due to the virus.
However, Internationally, where HBO Max is not available, “Wonder Woman 1984” will open on Dec. 16. and will be shown in select theaters.
“Wonder Woman” generated over $800 million globally in 2017 and became a cultural touchstone as one of the rare comic book movies to spotlight a female superhero, solidifying itself as one of Warner Bros.’ most important properties. The sequel has been delayed numerous times amid the pandemic. It was originally scheduled for June 5 before moving to Aug. 14, then Oct. 2 and later Dec. 25.