Wonder Woman 1984 release pushed to August 14 amid COVID-19 outbreak
New Delhi : Amid coronavirus pandemic, Warner Bros has decided to postpone the release of their upcoming movie "Wonder Woman 1984" to August 14 instead of June 5.
The studio also indefinitely pulled "In the Heights" - an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical that was due out June 26 - as well as "Scoob" - an animated film based on "Scooby-Doo" characters set for May 15. "Malignant," a thriller from "Aquaman" director James Wan, was originally scheduled to open on Aug. 14, but was bumped for “Wonder Woman 1984.” Those three movies remain undated for now.
"When we greenlit ‘Wonder Woman 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 Aug. 14," Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, said in a statement. "We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then."
The delay in the release of the movies was inevitable as the multiplexes across the globe have been closed in several nations due to coronavirus outbreak.
The major production houses are now putting their focus on finding the new release date for most of the big-budget projects. The growing list includes Disney’s “Black Widow” and “Mulan,” Universal’s “Fast & Furious” entry “Fast 9,” MGM’s James Bond follow-up “No Time to Die” and Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” sequel.
Universal’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” was previously scheduled to release in July but was indefinitely postponed because Illumination’s studio closures in France meant the movie wouldn’t be completed in time.