Wonder Woman 1984 delays its release indefinitely (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Shortly after this report, Warner Bros. announced a new release date of Dec. 25, 2020.

In a not too surprising movie, the Wonder Woman 1984 release date has abandoned its Oct. 2 release date, and is now on indefinite hold to an unknown release date later this year.

According to a source familiar with the matter speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Warner Bros. is opting to delay the release of Wonder Woman 1984 once again. Due to the slow reopening of movie theaters – Los Angeles and New York City are still notably lagging – and the limited capacity in those that are open, the studio feels it has to delay the film.

This marks the latest in a long string of delays for Wonder Woman 1984. The film was originally scheduled to release on Nov. 1, 2019. It was announced in Oct. 2018, however, that the film would push back seven months to the June 5, 2020 release date. It was further delayed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. At that time the date moved to Aug. 14, and then on June 12 it moved to the Oct. 2 date.

WithWarner Bros.’ Tenet doing luke-warm ticket sales domestically, this decision seemed inevitable. Sony Pictures has recently announced that it will not be releasing any major films until such time as more theaters and occupancy has been raised.

The next logical date for Wonder Woman 1984 to target is Dec. 18, which is where Warner Bros. currently has Dune slated for release. The Dune trailer arrived this week without a release date on it, so there has been some presumption this is the current plan.

With the second edition of  DC FanDome set to take place on Sept. 12, we may get some more official information at that time.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal