As it turns out, Wonder Woman 1984 won’t get a delay from its 25 December release in the US. As a band-aid to weather the incoming poor box office sales in the States due to social distancing measure still being enforced due to COVID-19, WarnerMedia has announced that the movie starring Gal Gadot will be debuting digitally on HBO Max as well on the same day.
For the first month of its release, the movie will be available on the streamer for absolutely free. After which, subscribers will have to purchase it to be able to watch it. Since HBO Max is still unavailable outside of the US, Wonder Woman 1984‘s release date will be on 17 December.
Following the announcement, director Patty Jenkins took to social media to address the decision to take a two-pronged approach to the release of Wonder Woman 1984. While she encourages folks to go and support movie theatres to catch the film, she also made the point to do it only “where it is made safe to do so”. Hence, the presence of WW84 on the streamer is a valid option too.
While Gal Gadot is set to make her dazzling return as Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 1984 next month, her other upcoming film, Death on the Nile, was not as fortunate to be able to make it for a December release as Disney has taken it off the release schedule.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.