Holdout spring blockbuster ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ delayed to August

Wonder Woman wisely moves away from the crowd

The release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed back, while the release dates for other movies, including an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights, have been called off with plans to reschedule, Variety reports.

Warner Bros. announced today thatWonder Woman 1984 would be pushed back due to the coronavirus, moving from June 5 to August 14.

Warner Bros. also took several other films off its release schedule including the Scooby-Doo movie "Scoob", previously planned for May 15, and the James Wan thriller "Malignant", previously set for August 14. I hope everyone is safe.

"We made "Wonder Woman 1984" for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema", director Patty Jenkins said on Twitter. The cast includes Pedro Pascal as infomercials king Max, Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen. The new date comes days after it was rumoured that the movie will get an online release. "In these awful times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then".

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Following in its superhero rival's footsteps, the DCEU has delayed its next blockbuster due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The fact that Warner Bros. refuses to surrender Wonder Woman 1984's theatrical release reaffirms the studio's commitment to the traditional distribution model, even in these trying times. In response to the closure of movie theaters, however, one studio, Universal Pictures, announced last week that it would start making some of its new films available to rent on home entertainment platforms early.

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