The blockbuster standing on the cinematic slate in 2020, Wonder Woman 1984, will get a cinema release on December 25th in the US - December 16th here in the UK. However, the US will also have the option to watch the film on HBO Max, a premium streaming service, at no extra cost.
Director Patty Jenkins announced the move in a tweet (see below) after speculation that the film will bypass cinemas. We were expecting to see Wonder Woman 1984 earlier in the year, but the global pandemic forced its rescheduling several times. We have yet to hear any news about whether the film will have a similar screening option in the UK, and other territories where HBO Max isn’t available. We guess the UK release is all dependant on the government’s easing of lockdown rules, which doesn’t look good at the moment. Could a similar route taken with the release of The Witches be on the cards?
WarnerMedia CEO Ann Sarnoff issued a statement on the news: "As we navigate these unprecedented times, we’ve had to be innovative in keeping our businesses moving forward while continuing to super-serve our fans. This is an amazing film that really comes to life on the big screen and, working with our partners in the exhibition community, we will provide that option to consumers in the US where theatres are open. We realise that a lot of consumers can’t go back to the movies due to the pandemic, so we also want to give them the option to see Wonder Woman 1984 via our HBO Max platform."
More news when we get it.