UPDATE: According to ComicBook.com, Warner Bros. has confirmed to it that Wonder Woman 1984 will have a theater release no matter what. From our own research, the original story is indeed inaccurate and we are issuing this update for clarification.
As of now, the June 5 release date stands.
The original post follows.
It seemed only a matter of time before talks began, but it appears Warner Bros. is having serious discussions about how to handle the release of Wonder Woman 1984.
According to a report from The Wrap, Warner Bros. executives have begun discussing what to do with Wonder Woman 1984. With the closure of theaters all across the world, Warner Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich and his advisors are reportedly discussing releasing the film directly to video on demand.
Even when theaters do begin to come back online, there is going to be a logjam of films looking for release dates. Director Patty Jenkins and producer Carles Roven are said to be favoring an August release date, but even that timeframe is questionable at this juncture.
While Warner Bros. is dawing close to the debut of its HBO Max streaming service, that is apparently not being considered as a release plan for the film. A direct-to-consumer revenue model would be needed to come close to recouping the nearly $200 million dollar budget.
Warner President of Domestic Distribution Jeff Goldstein told The Wrap that “We’re looking to release the movie theatrically, that’s our plan.” Meanwhile, Roven said in a recent interview that a streaming-only release was “ludicrous if you consider how big a movie this is.”
No matter where you land on the matter, the June 5 release date for Wonder Woman 1984 seems certain to change as the pandemic continues.
SOURCE: The Wrap