WONDER WOMAN '' 1984 ''


'Wonder Woman 1984' delayed by two months. Superhero sequel will now release in December.

LOS ANGELES : The Warner Bros studio on Friday postponed the debut of superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 until Christmas Day, as many theatres remain closed due to coronavirus.

The film starring Gal Gaddor had been scheduled for release on October 2 but will now debut on December 25.

It was the next big budget Hollywood flick slated for release. ''Because I know how important it is to bring this film to you on a big screen, when all of us can share the experience together, I'm hopeful you won't mind waiting just a little bit longer,'' director Patty Jenkins said in a statement.

Movie studios have been shuffling their schedules for months as the industry tries to recover from the pandemic, which forced theatres around the world to shut their doors in March.

Cinemas have slowly reopened with capacity limits amid movie going is rebounding in countries such as China. the world's second-largest film market.

But in the United States, they remain closed in major movie making hubs, including Los Angeles and New York.

Warner Bros tested the market with the release of Christopher Nolan's thriller TENET in late August. The film, which cost more than $200 million to produce, had generated global ticket sales of $146.2 million through last weekend.

The next upcoming Hollywood blockbuster is Black Widow from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studies.

It is currently due to debut on November 6. James Bond installment NO TIME TO DIE, from Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures and MGM Studios, is scheduled for November 20. [Reuters]


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