By: John M Jerva Update: Well, if you were one of the many who were hoping that WW 84 would hit Digital, we have done unfortunate new for ya as […]
By: John M Jerva
Update: Well, if you were one of the many who were hoping that WW 84 would hit Digital, we have done unfortunate new for ya as Warner Bros. Has opted to postpone the film until late summer with a release date set for August 14th. The news comes today and Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, made a statement:
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. We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
I had a feeling that it would suffer the same fate as the other films that have been delayed so now this is one more film that we will have to wait longer for. Hopefully the world is a lot safer come August and we will be able to see it on the big screen. Keep it locked and loaded right here for more developments to come!
(Original Post) This weekend saw Universal Pictures releasing a few of their films that just recently hit theaters to Digital and VOD amid theaters chains closing in hopes of containing the Corvid-19. Movies like The Hunt and The Invisble Man are now available to rent for $19.99 for a 48 hour viewing period where audiences can now watch them in the comfort of home. Sony and Columbia os also releasing Bloodshot with Vin Diesel on Digital this coming Tuesday in hopes of making back some money as the film hardly had a chance to show before theaters closed.
Now comes word that Warner Bros. is in early negotiations to release the DC flick Wonder Woman 1984 on Digital and VOD instead of thetaers so fans will be able to see it instead of having to probably wait. WW 84 is set to hit on June 5th but that probably won’t happen due to the current situation.
The report comes from TheWrap which states that talks are in theearly stages and that director Patty Jenkins and producer Charles Woven have yet sat at a table to discuss this process so that tells you how early it is. Roven did make his feelings known by saying “It’s ludicrous if you consider how big a movie this is. Everybody recognizes that, as interesting as streaming might be, if you want a huge, global worldwide box office, you’ve got to release it in a movie theater.” So that right there tells you that they probably won’t be to inviting to the idea. He added, “There may come a time we have to make that decision. But why not stay here as long as we can and hope for the best? I don’t think it would be prudent to make a move until take all factors have been taken into consideration.”
Films like No Time To Die and F9 have already delayed their releases with the James Bond outing not coming out till November and the latest entry in the Fast and Furious saga will wait until April of next year. Marvel’s Black Widow was pulled from its May 1st release set and has no date as of this time.
With the state of things right now, people cannot go out to the cinemas right now so this is a way to have people see the films without having to wait longer to do so. On the other hand, if these films hit Digital without a box office run, they probably won’t make the chedder that they need to to make it successful.
An insider close to Jenkins and Roven tell us that they would like to see WW 84 be released in August but that is not even a guarantee as the future is murky to say the least.
The film stars Gal Gadot as Diane Prince AKA Wonder Woman along with Chris Pine who returns as Diane’s love interest Steve Trevor who was thought to be dead at the end of the original.Kristen Wiig stars as Cheetah and The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal also stars.
Keep it locked and loaded right here for more on this developing situation.