Yesterday, Warner Bros announced that the long-delayed Wonder Woman 1984 will release in US cinemas on Christmas Day as planned. However, the Gal Gadot superhero movie will also simultaneously debut on HBO Max for American subscribers. Director Patty Jenkins tweeted: “THE TIME HAS COME.”
The Wonder Woman 1984 director continued: “At some point, you have to choose to share any love and joy you have to give, over everything else.
“We love our movie as we love our fans, so we truly hope that our film brings a little bit of joy and reprieve to all of you this holiday season.
“Watch it IN THEATRES, where it is made safe to do so (check out the great work theatres have done to make it so!). And available in the safety of your home on HBOMAX where it is not.”
Jenkins signed off wishing “Happy holidays” to fans, hoping that they enjoy the movie as much as they enjoyed making it.
Despite the news, the streaming service HBO Max is not available in the UK, so British fans have been wondering when they’ll get to see the latest DC movie.
Well, EMPIRE have pointed out that Wonder Woman is still set to release internationally in cinemas that are open on December 16 – a week earlier than the US.
This likely includes the UK, although it remains to be seen whether cinemas will reopen after the current lockdown ends on December 2.
Express.co.uk have contacted Warner Bros for clarification on the UK release.
Last month, Robert Zemeckis’ Roald Dahl adaptation skipped cinemas entirely for HBO Max in the US.
While in the UK, The Witches went straight to PVOD with a rental price of £15.99.
If cinemas don’t reopen, this could well be how British DC fans will be seeing Wonder Woman 1984 this Christmas.
Last month, Warner Bros delayed four DC movies including Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, which will now hit cinemas on March 4, 2022.
While the DCEU’s Black Adam is now set for December 22, 2021 and The Flash will land on November 4, 2022.
Wonder Woman 1984 is a prequel to Justice League but takes place in the 1980s after the First World War setting of Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman 1984’s synopsis reads: “In 1984, during the Cold War, Diana Prince comes into conflict with two formidable foes.
“[They are] media businessman Maxwell Lord and friend-turned-enemy Barbara Ann Minerva while reuniting with her love interest Steve Trevor.”