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Wonder Woman 1984 undergoes fifth release date shakeup as the COVID-19 crisis pushes to Christmas


Wonder Woman 1984 undergoes FIFTH release date shakeup as the COVID-19 crisis pushes it back three more months

Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the hugely-successful 2017 film starring Gal Gadot, is moving from an October debut to Christmas, according to Deadline.

This marks the fifth release date shakeup for the highly-anticipated sequel, which was initially slated to hit theaters in December 13, 2019, then pushed up a month to November 1. 

However, after the Joker’s October release date was announced, the Patty Jenkins-directed flick was moved to June 5, 2020.

Multiple delays: Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the hugely-successful 2017 film starring Gal Gadot, is moving from an October debut to Christmas, according to Deadline

Multiple delays: Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to the hugely-successful 2017 film starring Gal Gadot, is moving from an October debut to Christmas, according to Deadline 

With the ongoing coronavirus raging and movie theaters largely closed, those plans were scrapped and changed to August 14, then October 2 and, now, December 25. 

‘First and foremost let me say how much Gal [Gadot] 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,’ the film’s Oscar-winning director said in a statement, obtained by Deadline on Friday. 

Jenkins explained: ‘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.’ 

Highly-anticipated sequel: This marks the fifth release date shakeup for the highly-anticipated sequel, which was initially slated to hit theaters in December 13, 2019, then pushed up a month to November 1

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Highly-anticipated sequel: This marks the fifth release date shakeup for the highly-anticipated sequel, which was initially slated to hit theaters in December 13, 2019, then pushed up a month to November 1

Star-studded cast: Along with Gadot in the titular role, the sequel also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and Connie Nielsen

Star-studded cast: Along with Gadot in the titular role, the sequel also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and Connie Nielsen

As for the Christmas release, she noted she ‘couldn’t wait to spend the holidays’ with fans through in theaters.   

The original film, that was also directed by Jenkins, turned into a blockbuster hit, grossing $821.8 million at the worldwide box office. 

Along with Gadot in the titular role, the sequel also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and Connie Nielsen. 

Massive hit: The original film, that was also directed by Jenkins, turned into a blockbuster hit, grossing $821.8 million at the worldwide box office

Massive hit: The original film, that was also directed by Jenkins, turned into a blockbuster hit, grossing $821.8 million at the worldwide box office

As the coronavirus pandemic remains a major factor around the globe, Hollywood is continuing to grapple with ongoing movie theater closures. 

In addition to Wonder Woman 1984, Milla Jovovich’s latest big budget film Monster Hunter was pushed from this fall to next spring. 

The news also follows the less-than-stellar theatrical debut of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which was delayed from its scheduled July 17 to August 12. 

Not alone: As the coronavirus pandemic remains a major factor around the globe, Hollywood is continuing to grapple with ongoing movie theater closures

Not alone: As the coronavirus pandemic remains a major factor around the globe, Hollywood is continuing to grapple with ongoing movie theater closures



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