‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Officially Delayed to December 25, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984

Just a few hours after we warned it would happen, Warner Bros. officially announced the delay.


Wonder Woman 1984 will no longer premiere on October 2, 2020, like it was expected to, but rather it is set to come out on Christmas Day, that is, if things do not go south again. Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, said in a statement:


“Patty 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.”


To this, Patty Jenkins, the director of the film, added:


“First and foremost let me say how much Gal and I love all our devoted Wonder Woman fans around the world, and your excitement for ‘WW84’ couldn’t make us happier or more eager for you to see 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!”


This move positions the movie to open just one week after Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is slated to debut, so that delay is coming as well, although it has not been made official as of the writing of this article. It is clearly a consequence of the underperformance of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.


Wonder Woman 1984 is being directed by Patty Jenkins from a screenplay written by herself, Geoff Johns, and Dave Callaham. It stars Gal Gadot in the title role, with Chris Pine, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen reprising their roles from the first Wonder Woman. It also adds Pedro Pascal as Max Lord and Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah in the villain roles. It most recently debuted a new trailer at the online event DC FanDome.