During this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, theatres, among other things, have closed, leaving some studios feeling like they have no choice to release some films through streaming services. "Wonder Woman 1984", which was slated for a summer theatrical release, won't be going that route. The film is still on the schedule for the summer but will be pushed back from June 5 to August 14.
Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement, "When we greenlit WW 1984 it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on August 14th. We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then."
The original film, released in 2017, grossed over $821 million, the highest-grossing film for a female filmmaker.