Rumors have swirled for a few days since The Wrap reported that Warner Bros. was considering releasing its summer tentpole Wonder Woman 1984 digitally first as the COVID-19 pandemic has irrevocably changed the movie theater landscape for the foreseeable future. On Tuesday it was announced that the movie, originally scheduled to premiere June 5, will now hit the big screen on Aug. 14.
According to The Hollywood Reporter: Warner Bros. is pushing back the release of upcoming superhero tentpole Wonder Woman 1984 two months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The sequel, which was set to hit theaters in North America on June 5, will now hit the big screen on Aug. 14. “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 theaters on August 14th,” Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”