‘Wonder Woman 1984’ now to release on 25 December 2020

Gal Gadot

Warner Bros. has further deferred the release of Wonder Woman 1984, now slated to be hitting big screens on Christmas 2020, Variety reported. 

The Gal Gadot-starrer was originally scheduled to release on 14 June but was pushed to August, then to 2 October and now to 25 December, owing to the continued uncertainty over reopening of theatres due to the pandemic.

A sequel to 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman, the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film features Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal beside Gadot in the titular role.At the DC FanDome a trailer was released where Gadot’s Wonder Woman faced off with Wiig’s Cheetah. Earlier Gadot also hinted at a queer romance in the film.

Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich commented, “Jenkins is an exceptional filmmaker and with Wonder Woman 1984 she has delivered an incredibly dynamic film that moviegoers of all ages around the world will absolutely love. We’re very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”

Jenkins further added that she’s eager for the fans to watch the movie. “Because I know how important it is to bring this movie to you on a big screen when all of us can share the experience together, I’m hopeful you won’t mind waiting just a little bit longer. With the new date on Christmas Day, we can’t wait to spend the holidays with you,” she added.

The studio recently released Tenet on the big screen, making it the first major blockbuster to debut since movie theatres closed in March due to COVID-19. The movie has so far amassed 20 million USD in North America, though it’s doing much better in overseas markets.