Last week, the studio announced that the superhero sequel will start screening in theaters at the same time as HBO Max’s premiere airing. “Wonder Woman 1984” puts the spotlight back on the female heroine that Gal Gadot plays.
The movie will be hitting big screens in the U.S. on December 25 as planned. However, the movie will begin a staggered rollout overseas – where HBO Max is not available yet – starting December 16.
Warner Bros. opted to release the sequel earlier in international markets to avoid piracy concerns. Pretty smart move, if you ask us.
Another thing that the studio hasn’t anticipated is the number of cinemas that will be open in North America by the time of the movie’s release, especially since the premiere is on Christmas day.
Without the COVID-19 pandemic, half of the theaters are closed. What more now?
Theaters in France are to reopen on December 15 – a day before “Wonder Woman 1984” is scheduled to debut. In other parts of Europe such as the United Kingdom and Italy, theaters remain shut down still and have no plans of reopening yet.