If not for the HBO Max streaming service, Wonder Woman 1984 would have been only released in theatres probably in 2021. Despite the currently-ailing theatre industry, Warner Bros. took the risk and decided to go ahead with the film’s 25 December release in the US, as well as put it up on the streamer for folks at home to enjoy on the same date.
However, while this two-pronged approach has certainly made watching the Gal Gadot-led sequel more convenient for residents in the United States, Wonder Woman 1984‘s availability on HBO Max will be timed to just one month only. After which, the movie will be taken off the streamer, and will then only be available in theatres, as well as video on demand, digital rental and purchase (via CNN).
“We are committed to the theatrical experience and we believe giving exhibitors a movie of this nature is important right now. We believe in theatres because hundreds of millions of fans around the world value going to the movies. And for as long as fans seek out the theatrical experience, we will be there to serve them with great movies in partnership with exhibitors,” said Jason Kilar, CEO of WarnerMedia, in a recent blog update.
Wonder Woman 1984 will release in theatres and HBO Max on 25 December in the US, 16 December internationally, and 17 December in Singapore.
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.