Audiences will see “Wonder Woman” on Christmas Day. After much speculation, Warner Bros. announced that the superhero sequel will debut on streaming service HBO Max on December 25, the same day it opens in U.S. cinemas.
Internationally, where HBO Max is not available, “Wonder Woman 1984” will premiere a week before December 16. The movie will be streamed on HBO Max for one month at no extra cost to customers.
“While we were navigating this unprecedented time, our fans were overwhelmed,” said Annar Sarnoff, Chairman and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Network Group. We have to be fancy to take our business forward. ” Pictures. “It’s an amazing film that really comes to life on the big screen and by working with partners from the exhibition community we will provide that option to customers in the United States where theaters are open. We understand that the epidemic can’t go back to the movies because of the epidemic, so we want to give them the option to watch Wonder Woman 1984 through their HBO Max platform. “
The decision came as a surprise because “Wonder Woman 1984” was expected to be one of the best films of the year and it was expected to surpass 1 billion in ticket sales. Yet the move is not entirely unexpected. “Wonder Woman 1984,” which cost 200 million to make, was originally supposed to hit theaters this past summer. However, in the coronavirus crisis it was delayed time and time again. Many doubted that “Wonder Woman 1984” would keep the release date of Christmas Day as 50% of movies in the United States are closed and people are still hesitant to watch movies in theaters. The movie, however, competed for filming two years ago and Warner Bros. was keen to unveil it to fans.
Prior to the epidemic, Warner Bros. chose to send titles such as “Scoob” and HBO Max “The Witch” in premium video-on-demand. By putting “Wonder Woman 1984” on the big screen, it gives the miscellaneous movie a lifeline if, in general, the big movie series would refuse to show a big movie that is about to make its debut in house entertainment at the same time. Indeed, the criticism came to an end when Universal Pictures decided to launch “Trolls World Tour” on digital rental services in April, when most of the movies were shut down due to the epidemic. But not facing a global health crisis for months, many theater operators continue to fight for termination – and they are desperate to show off new products.
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Killer emphasized the company’s commitment to the exhibition community. Theater operators were especially grateful to Warner Bros. during the epidemic because the studio took a great deal of courage at the cinema office to open Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” in the summer that the box office faced.
“We believe in theaters because millions of fans around the world are valued for going to the movies,” Killer said in a statement. “And as long as fans aren’t looking for a theatrical experience, we’ll be there to serve them in a great movie in partnership with the audience.”
The debut of “Wonder Woman 1984” on HBO Max instead of postponing the film in 2021 means coming back to the box office. The hope, however, is that the offer of a splashy tentpole will drive HBO Max customers who have been battling against Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney Plus.
“Wonder Woman” was a huge critique and commercial hit in 2011 Critical, which grossed over $ 600 million at the global box office in 2013. As a rare comic book film to illuminate a female superhero, it became a culturally sensitive and self-fulfilling prophecy. Makes it one of the most important features of Warner Bros.
Toby Emerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said: “We’re very grateful for the wonderful expectations that we’ve had for the patient audience around Wonder Woman 1974 and for making this terribly entertaining movie widely available at this challenging time.”
Following in the footsteps of Gal Gadot’s Amazing Warrior during the Cold War was when he reunited with his past love, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) while fighting two deadly enemies – Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (Kristen Wig). The cast also includes Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen.
Patty Jenkins, who directed “Wonder Woman” and the sequel, was bitswit to address the news on social media.
“The time has come,” he said Wrote on Twitter. “At some point you have to share the love and joy that you have to give over anything else. We love our fans as much as we love our film, so we truly hope that our film will bring you some joy this holiday season and restore you all.
He urged fans to find out where the movie is considered the safest.
“Check it out in theaters, where it’s made safe to do (check out the theaters that have done great to do it!) And it’s available on HBO Max where it’s not, to protect your home.” “Happy Holidays to you all. We hope you enjoy our film as much as you did. “
Killer noted in his statement that about 40 million people in the United States watched “Wonder Woman” in theaters on the opening day.
“What could happen again this Christmas with Wonder Woman 1984 between Theater and HBO Max?” He asked. “We’re excited to be doing everything in our power to give fans the power of choice.”