Warner Bros. has announced that Diana Prince’s comeback to the big screen will have to wait for the time being. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the release date of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ has now been pushed to 15th August instead of 5th June.
‘In the Heights,’ a musical adaptation by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and ‘Scoob,’ the animated movie based on Scooby-Doo, were slated to release on June 26 and May 15 respectively. The studio has also pulled its release for an indefinite period. ‘Malignant,’ the thriller from director James Wan of ‘Aquaman’ fame was slated to release on 14th August, but because of the clash with ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ it now remains undated.
The group chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures, Toby Emmerich, said in a statement that the reason why the studio had green-lit ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is that they wanted people to enjoy it on the big screen. But, the release has been postponed to 14th August in the hopes that the world will be a healthier and safer place by that time.
The delays were bound to happen because the multiplexes of the country have now been shut down to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. The Studio is committed to releasing the sequel of Wonder Woman in the theatres and hopes that things will be fine by August. It is also looking to set new release dates for the other movies like ‘Malignant,’ ‘Scoob,’ and ‘In the Heights.’
The impact of the pandemic has been pretty hard on the entertainment industry, with major studios postponing the release dates of the much-awaited movies. The growing list includes ‘A Quiet Place’ sequel by Paramount, ‘No Time to Die’ James Bond flick by MGM, ‘Fast 9’ of the Fast & Furious franchise by Universal, and ‘Mulan’ and ‘Black Widow’ by Disney.
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