Warner Bros. announced that it has decided to postpone the premiere in theaters for the continuation of the film “Wonder Woman” (2017), this time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The release of “Wonder Woman 1984”, directed by Patty Jenkins, with Gal Gadot in the lead role, has been postponed to August.
Initially, the film was to run in theaters from November 1, 2019, then it was rescheduled for June 5, 2020, and now, “Wonder Woman 1984” will go into theaters on August 14, 2020.
Other cast members include Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, and Kristen Wiig. At the US level, “Wonder Woman” (2017) generated revenues of $ 412 million, and globally, $ 821,8 million.
The studios also announced that the premiere of “In the Heights”, an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, due to take place on June 26, is postponed indefinitely, as well as that of “Scoob”, an animation based on the characters “Scooby-Doo ”, scheduled on May 15th. “Malignant”, a thriller directed by James Wan, was scheduled to run August 14 but was removed from the program. Thus, these three films have no release dates at the moment.
A week ago, cinemas in North America and many countries around the world were shut down due to increased Covid-19 spread and as a preventative measure.
AMC Theaters, the most important chain of American cinemas, has announced that its theaters will be closed between 6 and 12 weeks.
Worldwide, approximately 400,000 cases of Covid-19 infection have been reported in about 200 countries.