Fans have been patiently waiting to see if Warner Bros. Pictures' highly anticipated superhero tentpole film Wonder Woman 1984 actually hits theaters on its rescheduled December 25th release date, rather than most of the other major studio features To be pushed in the year 2021. Well, in an unprecedented move, the studio just announced that their upcoming action-adventure flick will not only stick to its US theatrical release schedule, but will also be released in the US on HBO Max at the same time.
Let's face it: who wouldn't want superhero Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) kicking a more serious ass? With Gadot jumping back into her golden boots next to director Patty Jenkins and working again with her women-oriented production team, fans are more excited than ever for the next episode. And now they know it's coming this year! In 2017, Wonder Woman, staged by Jenkins, raised $ 822 million at the worldwide box office. And while it isn't known how much box office loot it can take internationally, fans and US HBO Max subscribers are sure to cheer for this news.
Wonder Woman 1984 will debut in international markets from December 16 a week earlier than the US. The film will be available for one month on HBO Max in the US and will be included for subscribers at no additional cost.
"As we navigate these unprecedented times, we have had to innovate to grow our business while continuing to serve our fans excellently," said Ann Sarnoff, chairman and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, which also includes Warner Bros. heard. Photos. “This is an amazing movie that really comes to life on the big screen. Working with our partners in the exhibition community, we will be bringing this option to consumers in the United States where theaters are open. We are aware that many consumers will no longer be able to return to the cinema due to the pandemic. That's why we'd also like to give them the opportunity to watch Wonder Woman 1984 through our HBO Max platform. "
Toby Emmerich, chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, added, “We appreciate how patient the audience has been, and with all the anticipation for Wonder Woman 1984, we're grateful for making this incredibly entertaining film in these challenging times generally can make available. "
In the film, we fast forward to the 1980s when Wonder Woman faces two entirely new enemies: Max Lord and The Cheetah. In addition to Gadot, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta can be seen in the film.
Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Stephen Jones are producing the film. Rebecca Steel Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Wesley Coller are the executive producers.
Patty Jenkins directed a script she co-wrote with Geoff Johns & David Callaham, a Jenkins & Johns story based on characters from DC. Behind the director's scenes are several members of her Wonder Woman team, including cameraman Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (Amélie) and Oscar-winning actress Lindy Hemming (Topsy-Turvy). Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (United 93) is editing the film. The music comes from Oscar winner Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk, The Lion King).
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
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