A new Wonder Woman 1984 poster is here to save the day. The new one-sheet was shared by Gal Gadot on Instagram and comes not long after it was revealed that Warner Bros. has opted to delay the sequel’s release by two full months to August, 14. Have a look.
“In these dark and scary times, I am looking forward to a brighter future ahead. Where we can share the power of cinema together again. Excited to redate our WW84 film to August 14, 2020. I hope everyone is safe. Sending my love to you all,” Gadot said.
Warner Bros. was forced to delay several major releases as movie theaters around the world remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Originally, Wonder Woman 1984 was set to arrive on June 5, but with theaters set to be closed for at least the next few weeks, thaat release date seemed less likely to pan out. There had been some discussion of the studio possibly doing some sort of Digital/VOD release, but that didn’t pan out.
“When we greenlit ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on Aug. 14,” Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, said in a statement following the announcement. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”
Patty Jenkins returns to direct the sequel, with Gadot back as Diana Prince. The cast also includes Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Stephen Jones are on board as producers, with Rebecca Steel Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers.
The studio is keeping relatively quiet on the details, but here is the brief plot description they have provided for Wonder Woman 1984.
“Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.”
Wonder Woman, released in 2017, was a huge hit both critically and commercially. It currently holds a 93 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed $821 million at the global box office. The sequel will be following in the footsteps of other recent successes from DC Films, including Aquaman, Joker and Shazam. Birds of Prey did well critically, but stumbled a bit at the box office.
So what do you think? Do you dig this new poster? Did Warner Bros. do the right thing by pushing the release date back? Join in on the conversation over on Facebook or Twitter!