Empire – There has recently been some chatter suggesting that Wonder Woman 1984 could be next on the list of films heading to video on demand. But Warner Bros. has decided instead to move the new superhero film, shifting it from planned cinematic June release to August.
“When we greenlit WW 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 August 14th. We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then,” says WB. Motion Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich in a statement. It makes sense – given the enormous resources poured into making the movie, a home entertainment release, even at the price being used by other studios, just didn’t work without an initial big-screen showing.
The studio has also decided to move some of its other movies, all of which are now waiting to learn when they’ll arrive: Scooby-Doo origin story Scoob!, Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In The Heights and James Wan’s latest horror, Malignant among them. The latter is moving from August to make room for Wonder Woman 1984.