Most analysts had been anticipating Warner Bros. to delay Wonder Woman 1984 even additional till 2021 earlier than the information broke that the studio had been set to launch the superhero sequel into theaters and on HBO Max concurrently. In any case, the field workplace remains to be displaying virtually no indicators of restoration, and the calendar is desperately naked by way of new releases because it has been since March.
Nonetheless, a brand new report claims that one of many causes behind the choice was a rising worry that curiosity within the film would begin to stagnate the longer folks needed to look forward to it. Filming initially wrapped method again in December 2018, and since then Wonder Woman 1984 has been given a handful of launch dates, and the upper ups at Warner Bros. are mentioned to have been involved that the undertaking would possibly go stale within the eyes of most people, with the entire trailers and TV spots to date typically providing slight variations on the identical footage.
Patty Jenkins’ DCEU blockbuster was first earmarked to hit the large display screen in December 2019, earlier than being pushed again to June of this 12 months. It was then delayed to August after which October earlier than finally being given a Christmas Day slot that in some other 12 months would have assured bumper field workplace, however as everyone knows 2020 hasn’t precisely gone to plan.
By debuting on HBO Max, Wonder Woman 1984 is assured to trigger an enormous surge in subscriber numbers for the streaming service, and by solely remaining on the platform for a month earlier than heading to VOD it’ll generate two massively profitable income streams for the studio, and at this stage it seems clear the overwhelming minority of the film’s earnings are going to come back from theaters.